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Ouida

Ouida

English novelist, pseudonym of Maria Louise Ramé

Alive from: 1839-1908

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    In a few generations more, there will probably be no room at all allowed for animals on the earth: no need of them, no toleration of them. An immense agony will have then ceased, but with it there will also have passed away the last smile of the world's youth.
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    To vice, innocence must always seem only a superior kind of chicanery.
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    A cruel story runs on wheels, and every hand oils the wheels as they run.
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    Eagles that love the high light-penetrated air,
    that has no dust and clog of earthborn dust,
    must ever dwell in solitude.
    Source: Chandos
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    Familiarity is a magician that is cruel to beauty but kind to ugliness.
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    If all feeling for grace and beauty were not extinguished in the mass of mankind at the actual moment, such a method of locomotion as cycling could never have found acceptance; no man or woman with the slightest aesthetic sense could assume the ludicrous position necessary for it.
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    Petty laws breed great crimes.
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    Sport inevitably creates deadness of feeling. No one could take pleasure in it who was sensitive to suffering; and therefore its pursuit by women is much more to be regretted than its pursuit by men, because women pursue much more violently and recklessly what they pursue at all.
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    Take hope from the heart of man and you make him a beast of prey.
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    The longest absence is less perilous to love than the terrible trials of incessant proximity.
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