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The Prisoner of Zenda Quotes

Nine of the best book quotes from The Prisoner of Zenda
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“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.”
Anthony Hope
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The Prisoner of Zenda
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Rudolf Rassendyll
Princess Flavia
characters
love
loyalty
honor
duty
doomed love
concepts
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“A real king’s life is perhaps a hard one; but a pretended king’s is, I warrant, much harder.”
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″‘You should always trust a man,’ observed Sapt, fitting the key into the lock- ‘just as far as you must.‘”
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“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.”
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“If love were the only thing, I would follow you—in rags, if need be—to the world’s end; for you hold my heart in the hollow of your hand! But is love the only thing?”
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“I have an income nearly sufficient for my wants (no one’s income is ever quite sufficient, you know).
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“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.”
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“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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“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.”

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