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Wuthering Heights
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  • I began to dislike, more than to compassionate Linton, and to excuse his father in some measure for holding him cheap.
  • It hardly moved my compassion — it appalled me: still, I felt reluctant to quit him so.
  • There was such anguish in the gush of grief that accompanied this raving, that my compassion made me overlook its folly, and I drew off, half angry to have listened at all, and vexed at having related my ridiculous nightmare, since it produced that agony; though WHY was beyond my comprehension.
  • ’Oh, well!’ said Catherine, with scornful compassion, ’keep your secret: I’M no coward.
  • Five nights and four days I remained, altogether, seeing nobody but Hareton once every morning; and he was a model of a jailor: surly, and dumb, and deaf to every attempt at moving his sense of justice or compassion.

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  • If I see one hungry child, I feel compassion, but when I hear of a million hungry children, I’m overwhelmed and turn my mind to other things.
  • It is not enough to be compassionate. We must act. It is not enough to act. We must act with intelligence.

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