Rudolf Rassendyll Quotes

Seven of the best book quotes from Rudolf Rassendyll
“A real king’s life is perhaps a hard one; but a pretended king’s is, I warrant, much harder.”
“It is my belief that, given the necessary physical likeness, it was far easier to pretend to be king of Ruritania than it would have been to personate my next-door neighbor.”
“I have an income nearly sufficient for my wants (no one’s income is ever quite sufficient, you know).
“Honour binds a woman too, Rudolf. My honour lies in being true to my country and my House. I don’t know why God has let me love you; but I know that I must stay.”
“But if it be never - if I can never hold sweet converse again with her, or look upon her face, or know from her her love; why, then, this side the grave, I will live as becomes the man whom she loves.”
“For my part, if a man must needs be a knave I would have him a debonair knave... It makes your sin no worse, as I conceive, to do it a la mode, and stylishly.”
“There are moments when I dare not think of it, but there are others when I rise in spirit to where she ever dwells; then I can thank God that I love the noblest lady in the world, the most gracious and beautiful, and that there was nothing in my love that made her fall short in her high duty.”
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