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hp_art100 table

1. “There was things which he stretched, but mainly he told the truth.” (Mark Twain The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn)
2. “Whatever road I take, the guiding star is within me…” (Ayn Rand, Anthem)
3. “I know not if this earth on which I stand is the core of the universe or if it is but a speck of dust lost in eternity.” (Ayn Rand, Anthem)
4. “And when, on the still cold nights, he pointed his nose at a star and howled long and wolflike, it was his ancestors, dead and dust, pointing nose at star and howling down through the centuries and through him.” (Jack London, The Call of the Wild)
5. "The school is not quite deserted… A solitary child, neglected by his friends, is left there still." (Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol)
6. “No man knows till he has suffered from the night how sweet and dear to his heart and eye the morning can be.” (Bram Stoker, Dracula)
7. "Indeed, I am very sorry to be right in this instance. I would much rather have been merry than wise." (Jane Austen, Emma)
8. “I have, indeed, no abhorrence of danger, except in its absolute effect - in terror.” (Edgar Allan Poe, The Fall of the House of Usher)
9. “It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.”(Charles Dickens, Great Expectations)
10. "…suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but - I hope - into a better shape." (Charles Dickens, Great Expectations)
11. “In matters of grave importance, style, not sincerity is the vital thing." (Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest)
12. "The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes." (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles)
13. “There is nothing so deceptive as the distance of a light upon a pitch-dark night.” (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles)
14. “ as long as the heart beats, as long as body and soul keep together, I cannot admit that any creature endowed with a will has need to despair of life." (Jules Verne, Journey to the Center of the Earth)
15. "Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once." (William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar)
16. "Men's evil manners live in brass: their virtues we write in water." (William Shakespeare, King Henry VIII)
17. "And oftentimes to win us to our harm, the instruments of darkness tell us truths; win us with honest trifles, to betray's in deepest consequence." (William Shakespeare, Macbeth)
18. “Her pupils were at once her salvation and her despair. They gave her the means of supporting life, but they made life hardly worth supporting.” (P. G. Wodehouse, The Man Upstairs)
19. "Everybody likes to go their own way--to choose their own time and manner of devotion." (Jane Austen, Mansfield Park)
20. “…what loneliness is more lonely than distrust?” (George Eliot, Middlemarch)
21. “Sometimes people carry to such perfection the mask they have assumed that in due course they actually become the person they seem.” (W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence)
22. “…impropriety is the soul of wit.” (W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence)
23. "To die will be an awfully big adventure." (James M. Barrie, Peter Pan)
24. “And so I am become a knight of the Kingdom of Dreams and Shadows!" (Mark Twain, The Prince and The Pauper)
25. “Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortals ever dared to dream before.” (Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven)
26. “Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore…” (Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven)
27. "These violent delights have violent ends…" (William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet)
28. “…as good for one as sunlight is, or as bad for one as poison.” (Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden)
29. "His own enjoyment, or his own ease, was, in every particular, his ruling principle." (Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility)
30. "…tell Wind and Fire where to stop… but don't tell me." (Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities)
31. “A vivid and blinding light flashed from the whirling, inky clouds above.” (Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan of the Apes)
32. “The story had held us, round the fire, sufficiently breathless… (Henry James, The Turn of the Screw)
33. “Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself; but talent instantly recognizes genius…” (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Valley of Fear)
34. "The owl, night's herald." (William Shakespeare, Venus and Adonis)
35. "Affection is a coal that must be cool'd; else, suffer'd, it will set the heart on fire.” (William Shakespeare, Venus and Adonis)
36. “Few people realise the immensity of vacancy in which the dust of the material universe swims.” (H. G. Wells, The War of the Worlds)
37. “I am like a falling star who has finally found her place next to another in a lovely constellation, where we will sparkle in the heavens forever.” (Amy Tan)
38. "He attacked everything in life with a mix of extrordinary genius and naive incompetence, and it was often difficult to tell which was which." (Douglas Adams)
39. "It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends." (J. K. Rowling)
40. "Remember, if the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right and what is easy." (J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire)
41. "All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." (J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring)
42. "I wish life was not so short... Languages take such a time, and so do all the things one wants to know about." (J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lost Road)
43. "Beauty is not democratic; she reveals herself more to the few than to the many..." (C.S. Lewis, 'Notes on the Way,' Time and Tide)
44. “What you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing; it also depends on what kind of a person you are” (C.S. Lewis)
45. "It's better to be good than evil, but one achieves goodness at a terrific cost." (Stephen King)
46. “Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly.” (Neil Gaiman)
47. “Faith is a continuum, and we each fall on that line where we may. By attempting to rigidly classify ethereal concepts like faith... we entirely miss the obvious-that is, that we are all trying to decipher life's big mysteries, and we're each following our own paths of enlightenment.” (Dan Brown)
48. "Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative." (H.G. Wells)
49. "If we don't end war, war will end us." (H. G. Wells)
50. "All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened." (Maya Angelou)

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