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Great Expectations Quotes

11 of the best book quotes from Great Expectations
  1. #1
    “Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but - I hope - into a better shape.”
  2. #2
    “In a word, I was too cowardly to do what I knew to be right, as I had been too cowardly to avoid doing what I knew to be wrong.”
  3. #3
    “You are in every line I have ever read.”
  4. #4
    “Ask no questions, and you’ll be told no lies.”
  5. #5
    “The broken heart. You think you will die, but you just keep living, day after day after terrible day.
  6. #6
    “Moths, and all sorts of ugly creatures, hover about a lighted candle. Can the candle help it?”
  7. #7
    “Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There’s no better rule.”
  8. #8
    “Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts. I was better after I had cried, than before--more sorry, more aware of my own ingratitude, more gentle.”
  9. #9
    “I must be taken as I have been made. The success is not mine, the failure is not mine, but the two together make me.”
  10. #10
    “I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be.”
  11. #11
    “There was a long hard time when I kept far from me the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth.”
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