A successful, prolific and respected English novelists.


(1815 - 1882)




"Never think that you're not good enough yourself. A man should never think that. People will take you very much at your own reckoning."

"Success is the necessary misfortune of life, but it is only to the very unfortunate that it comes early."

"What on earth could be more luxurious than a sofa, a book, and a cup of coffee?...Was ever anything so civil?"

"That I can read and be happy while I am reading, is a great blessing."

"Nobody holds a good opinion of a man who holds a low opinion of himself."

"Don't let love interfere with your appetite. It never does with mine."

"There is no way of writing well and also of writing easily."

"A woman's weapon is her tongue."

"Men who think much want to speak often,"

"A man has usually to work through much mud before he gets his nugget."

"The habit of reading is the only enjoyment in which there is no alloy; it lasts when all other pleasures fade."