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«What the American public wants in the theater is a tragedy with a happy ending.»
«Her mouth is a honey-blossom,No doubt, as the poet sings;But within her lips, the petals,Lurks a cruel bee that stings.»
«Wisdom and goodness are twin-born, one heart must hold both sisters, never seen apart.»
Author: William Dean Howells | About: Goodness | Keywords: sisters, twin
«He who sleeps in continual noise is wakened by silence»
Author: William Dean Howells | About: Sleep | Keywords: continual, sleeps, waken, wakened, wakening
«Inequality is as dear to the American heart as liberty itself»
Author: William Dean Howells | About: Inequality | Keywords: inequality
«Now I know that so long as we have social inequality we shall have snobs; we shall have men who bully and truckle, and women who snub and crawl. I know that it is futile to, spurn them, or lash them for trying to get on in the world, and that the world is what it must be from the selfish motives which underlie our economic life.»
«Some people stay longer in an hour than others do in a month»
«A man never sees all that his mother has been to him until it's too late to let her know that he sees it»
Author: William Dean Howells | Keywords: his mother
«The action is best that secures the greatest happiness for the greatest number.»
Author: William Dean Howells | About: Action | Keywords: the Action
«An acre of performance is worth a whole world of promise.»
Author: William Dean Howells | About: Commitment | Keywords: Acre, acres

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