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Jane Aiken Hodge
“You have no idea, sir, how difficult it is to be the victim of benevolence.”
“... it is not given to everyone to shine in adversity.”
“Happiness is transparent. ... That is its virtue.”
“Bad laws make bad customs.”
“Don't say any of it. You'll only be sorry later. Discussing things hardens them, makes them more real than they need to be.”
Jane Aiken Hodge, U.S. novelist
(1917 - 2009)