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  • I had repeatedly accepted inappropriate burdens, stepping in to do what needed to be done. In retrospect, I think I carried them well, but the cost was that I was chronically overloaded, weary, and short of time for politicking, smoothing ruffled feathers, and simply resting.

  • ... her face, a visitor had once said, was built on the blueprint used for snow leopards and saints.

  • ... Miss Forsyth was the first to admit that she alone was blessed with a hole in her head through which all learning seeped out, like puffs of smoke.

  • ... sight-seeing gratifies us in different ways. First, there is the pleasure of novelty; secondly, either that of admiration or fault-finding — the latter a very animated enjoyment.

  • Do not be astonished at anything, even happiness.

  • Children are little anarchists, possessed, however, of a powerful herd instinct, leading them to demand oppressive conformity from others, and especially conformity to their own primitive urges.

  • ... he asked no better revenge than a reply — and arrayed in his own mind a whole battalion of arguments, and a light armed troop of sneers.

  • I prefer to remain anomalous.