Anthony Trollope Quotes

The man who worships mere wealth is a snob.

A small daily task if it really be daily, will beat the labors of a spasmodic Hercules.

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

Who does not know how terrible are those preparations for house-moving; – how infinite in number are the articles which must be packed, how inexpressibly uncomfortable is the period of packing, and how poor and tawdry is the aspect of one’s belongings when they are thus in a state of dislocation.

Civilization does not consist in the eschewing of garlic or the keeping clean of a man’s finger-nails. It may lead to such delicacies, and probably will do so. But the man who thinks that civilization cannot exist without them imagines that the church cannot stand without the spire.

I was thinking today that nature intended me for an American rather than an Englishman. I think I should have made a better American yet I hold it higher to be a bad Englishman, than a good American, as I am not.