Quotes Categories

Anthony Trollope Quotes

(1815-1882), British Novelist

And above all things, never think that you're not good enough yourself. A man should never think that. My belief is that in life people will take you at your own reckoning

Category: Belief

Book love... is your pass to the greatest, the purest, and the most perfect pleasure that God has prepared for His creatures.

Category: Books And Reading

Marvelous is the power which can be exercised, almost unconsciously, over a company, or an individual, or even upon a crowd by one person gifted with good temper, good digestion, good intellects, and good looks.

Category: Charm

I hold that gentleman to be the best-dressed whose dress no one observes.

Category: Dress

They are best dressed, whose dress no one observes.

Category: Dress

I judge a man by his actions with men, much more than by his declarations Godwards -- When I find him to be envious, carping, spiteful, hating the successes of others, and complaining that the world has never done enough for him, I am apt to doubt whether his humility before God will atone for his want of manliness.

Category: Piety

He must have known me if he had seen me as he was wont to see me, for he was in the habit of flogging me constantly. Perhaps he did not recognize me by my face.

Category: Punishment

As to that leisure evening of life, I must say that I do not want it. I can conceive of no contentment of which toil is not to be the immediate parent.

Category: Retirement

The satirist who writes nothing but satire should write but little -- or it will seem that his satire springs rather from his own caustic nature than from the sins of the world in which he lives.

Category: Sarcasm

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

Category: Success