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Duchess Quotes

Five of the best book quotes from Duchess
  1. #1
    “And the moral of that is—‘Be what you would seem to be’—or, if you’d like it put more simply—‘Never imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear to others that what you were or might have been was not otherwise than what you had been would have appeared to them to be otherwise.’”
  2. #2
    “If everybody minded their own business,” the Duchess said, in a hoarse growl, “the world would go round a deal faster than it does.”
  3. #3
    “Tut, tut, child!” said the Duchess. “Everything’s got a moral, if only you can find it.”
  4. #4
    “And the moral of that is—’Oh, ‘tis love, ‘tis love, that makes the world go round!’”
    “Somebody said,” Alice whispered, “that it’s done by everybody minding their own business!”
    “Ah well! It means much the same thing,” said the Duchess, digging her sharp little chin into Alice’s shoulder as she added, “and the moral of that is—‘Take care of the sense, and the sounds will take care of themselves.’”
  5. #5
    “I hope you will grow up gentle and good, and never learn bad ways; do your work with a good will, lift your feet up well when you trot, and never bite or kick even in play.”

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