Anthony Trollope Quotes and Sayings

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Anthony Trollope was born on April 24, 1815, he became one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. Some of Trollope’s best-loved works, known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire, revolve around the imaginary county of Barsetshire; he also wrote penetrating novels on political, social, and gender issues and conflicts of his day.

Anthony Trollope Quotes and Sayings

Above all else, never think you’re not good enough.
– Anthony Trollope

A fellow oughtn’t to let his family property go to pieces.
– Anthony Trollope

A spoken word, Sir Abraham, is often of more value than volumes of written advice
– Anthony Trollope

A woman’s life is not perfect or whole till she has added herself to a husband. Nor is a man’s life perfect or whole till he has added to himself a wife.
– Anthony Trollope

But then in novels the most indifferent hero comes out right at last. Some god comes out of a theatrical cloud and leaves the poor devil ten thousand-a-year and a title.
– Anthony Trollope

Cham is the only thing to screw one up when one is down a peg.
– Anthony Trollope

Considering how much we are all given to discuss the characters of others, and discuss them often not in the strictest spirit of charity, it is singular how little we are inclined to think that others can speak ill-naturedly of us, and how angry and hurt we are when proof reaches us that they have done so
– Anthony Trollope

Dance with a girl three times, and if you like the light of her eye and the tone of voice with which she, breathless, answers your little questions about horseflesh and music about affairs masculine and feminine, then take the leap in the dark.
– Anthony Trollope

High rank and soft manners may not always belong to a true heart.
– Anthony Trollope

I do like a little romance… just a sniff, as I call it, of the rocks and valleys. Of course, bread-and-cheese is the real thing. The rocks and valleys are no good at all, if you haven’t got that.
– Anthony Trollope

I doubt there is any true courage,” said he, “in squabbling for money.
– Anthony Trollope

It is self-evident that at sixty-five a man has done all that he is fit to do.
– Anthony Trollope

It is the test of a novel writer’s art that he conceal his snake-in-the-grass; but the reader may be sure that it is always there.
– Anthony Trollope

It’s dogged as does it. It’s not thinking about it.
– Anthony Trollope

It may almost be a question whether such wisdom as many of us have in our mature years has not come from the dying out of the power of temptation, rather than as the results of thought and resolution.
– Anthony Trollope

It was admitted by all her friends, and also by her enemies–who were in truth the more numerous and active body of the two–that Lizzie Greystock had done very well with herself.
– Anthony Trollope

Life is so unlike theory.
– Anthony Trollope

When men think much, they can rarely decide.
– Anthony Trollope


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