Anthony Trollope
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"Anthony Trollope" was one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. Some of his best-loved works, collectively known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire, revolve around the imaginary county of Barsetshire. He also wrote perceptive novels on political, social, and gender issues, and on other topical matters.

Trollope's literary reputation dipped somewhat during the last years of his life, but he regained the esteem of critics by the mid-twentieth century.

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Life is so unlike theory.

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

I doubt whether any girl would be satisfied with her lover's mind if she knew the whole of it.

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.

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.

She knew how to allure by denying, and to make the gift rich by delaying it.

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

No man thinks there is much ado about nothing when the ado is about himself.