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By Anonym 13 Sep

Marie Corelli

I attribute my good fortune to the simple fact that I have always tried to write straight from my own heart to the hearts of others.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Marie Corelli

The Press nowadays is not a literary press; classic diction and brilliancy of style do not distinguish it by any means.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Marie Corelli

How foolish it would be if women did not obey men. The world would be all confusion!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Marie Corelli

Beauty combined with wantonness frequently ends in the drawn twitch, fixed eye and helpless limbs of life-in-death. It is Nature’s revenge on the outraged body,—and do you know, Eternity’s revenge on the impure Soul is extremely similar?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Marie Corelli

Nothing is so deceptive as human reasoning, - nothing so slippery and reversible as what we have decided to call 'logic.' The truest compass of life is spiritual instinct.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Marie Corelli

A criminal is twice a criminal when he adds hypocrisy to his crime.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Marie Corelli

It is not so difficult to win love as to keep it!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Marie Corelli

Wealth acts merely as a kind of mirror to show you human nature at its worst.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Marie Corelli

I must not say what I truly think, or you will tell me I flatter you-but I can only speak what I feel-and very often I cannot even do that when the feeling is very deep.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Marie Corelli

Education! Is it education to teach the young that their chances of happiness depend on being richer than their neighbors? Yet that is what it all tends to. Get on! - be successful!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Marie Corelli

An opinion which excites no opposition at all is not worth having!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Marie Corelli

Imagination is the supreme endowment of the poet and romanticist. It is a kind of second sight, which conveys the owner of it to places he has never seen, and surrounds him with strange circumstances of which he is merely the spiritual eyewitness.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Marie Corelli

religion is poetry, - poetry is religion.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Marie Corelli

The Browning love story? It is an ideal, all too rare, and yet I hardly think it strange. It would have been far stranger had the fates allowed those two brilliant passionate souls to beat themselves out in silence.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Marie Corelli

Patriotism is understood to be that virtue which consists in serving one's country; but in what way is this 'Patria' or country served by slaying its able bodied men in thousands?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Marie Corelli

There is no Death,/What seems so is transition.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Marie Corelli

You should always be well and bright, for so you do your best work; and you have so much beautiful work to do. The world needs it, and you must give it!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Marie Corelli

it seems a silly kind o' business to bring us into the world at all for no special reason 'cept to take us out of it again just as folks 'ave learned to know us a bit and find us useful.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Marie Corelli

And out of heart's pain comes heart's peace; and out of desire, accomplishment.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Marie Corelli

in my opinion, the Divine is revealed to all men once at least in their lives.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Marie Corelli

Curious that it is impossible for a man to be original without attracting around him a set of unoriginal minds, as though he were a honey-pot and they the flies!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Marie Corelli

... though a dealer in meat, groceries, and other food stuffs may obtain compensation if his wares are wilfully misrepresented to the buying public, the purveyor of thoughts or ideas has no remedy when such thoughts or ideas are deliberately and purposefully falsified to the world through the press.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Marie Corelli

Years should be nothing to you. Who asked you to count them or consider them? In the world of wild Nature, time is measured by seasons only-the bird does not know how old it is-the rose-tree does not count its birthdays!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Marie Corelli

Hate is a grand, a strong quality! It makes nations, it builds up creeds! If men loved one another what should they need of a Church?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Marie Corelli

If we choose to be no more than clods of clay, then we shall be used as clods of clay for braver feet to tread on.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Marie Corelli

What a fool cannot learn he laughs at, thinking that by his laughter he shows superiority instead of latent idiocy.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Marie Corelli

Great Poets discover themselves. Little Poets have to be 'discovered' by somebody else.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Marie Corelli

Was it worth while, he thought, to be so wise, if wisdom made one at times so sad? Was it well to sacrifice Faith for Fact, when Faith was so warm and Fact so cold? Was it better to be a dreamer of things possible, or a worker-out of things positive? And how much was positive, after all, and how much possible? He balanced the question lightly with himself. It was like a discord in the music of his mind, and disturbed his peace.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Marie Corelli

Flowers are like visible messages from God.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Marie Corelli

Nothing gives small minds a better handle for hatred than superiority.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Marie Corelli

There is no wealth but love.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Marie Corelli

For though there never was so much reading matter put before the public, there was never less actual 'reading' in the truest and highest sense of the term than there is at present.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Marie Corelli

the world is not always kind to a clever woman even when she is visibly known to be earning her own living. There are always spiteful tongues wagging in the secret corners and byways, ready to assert that her work is not her own and and that some man is in the background, helping to keep her!

By Anonym 18 Sep

Marie Corelli

So you are tired of your life, young man! All the more reason have you to live. Anyone can die. A murderer has moral force enough to jeer at his hangman. It is very easy to draw the last breath. It can be accomplished successfully by a child or a warrior. One pang of far less anguish than the toothache, and all is over. There is nothing heroic about it, I assure you! It is as common as going to bed; it is almost prosy. Life is heroism, if you like; but death is a mere cessation of business. And to make a rapid and rude exit off the stage before the prompter gives the sign is always, to say the least of it, ungraceful. Act the part out, no matter how bad the play. What say you?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Marie Corelli

One of the advantages or disadvantages of the way in which we live in these modern days is that we are ceasing to feel. That is to say we do not permit ourselves to be affected by either death or misfortune, provided these natural calamities leave our own persons unscathed.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Marie Corelli

What was the use of trying to expound a truth, if the majority preferred a lie?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Marie Corelli

The Church is a system, - but whether it is as much founded on the teaching of our Lord, who was divine, as on the teaching of St. Paul, who was not divine, is a question to me of much perplexity.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Marie Corelli

the beginning of my history is - love. It is the beginning of every man and every woman's history, if they are only frank enough to admit it.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Marie Corelli

There was something else,--something quite undefinable, that gave a singular glow and radiance to the whole countenance, and suggested the burning of a light through alabaster,--a creeping of some subtle fire through the veins which made the fair body seem the mere reflection of some greater fairness within.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Marie Corelli

Love clamors far more incessantly and passionately at a closed gate than an open one!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Marie Corelli

Art is sexless; - good work is eternal, no matter whether it is man or woman who has accomplished it. ... Ah, but the world will never own woman's work to be great even if it be so, because men give the verdict, and man's praise is for himself and his own achievements always.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Marie Corelli

A fine morning's killing, ay! All their necks wrung - all dead birds! Once they could fly - fly and swim! Fly and swim! All dead now - and sold cheap in the open market!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Marie Corelli

Pleasure for others is the only pleasure possible to me. I assure you I'm quite selfish! - I'm greedy for the happiness of those I love - and if they can't or won't be happy I'm perfectly miserable.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Marie Corelli

Fancy your having no sunshine in London yesterday! Here it was glorious, like full summer, and I sat up with the window wide open, listening to the discourse of two amorous thrushes.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Marie Corelli

When one loves God better than the Church is one called a heretic?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Marie Corelli

nobody ever intends to be old.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Marie Corelli

Greatness is always envied - it is only mediocrity that can boast of a host of friends.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Marie Corelli

Such lovely warmth of thought and delicacy of colour are beyond all praise, and equally beyond all thanks!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Marie Corelli

Fame, or notoriety, whichever that special noise may be called when the world like a hound 'gives tongue' and announces that the quarry in some form of genius is at bay, is apt to increase its clamor in proportion to the aloofness of the pursued animal.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Marie Corelli

There is nothing so inconvenient in this world as an absolutely truthful person, who can both speak and write, and has the courage of his convictions. One can always arrange matters with liars ... But with the man or woman who holds truth dearer than life, and honor more valuable than advancement, there is nothing to be done, now that governments cannot insist on the hemlock-cure, as in the case of Socrates.