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Jane Eyre
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  • The confidence he had thought fit to repose in me seemed a tribute to my discretion: I regarded and accepted it as such.
  • Finally, I have alluded to Mr. Thackeray, because to him — if he will accept the tribute of a total stranger — I have dedicated this second edition of "JANE EYRE."
  • Pity, Jane, from some people is a noxious and insulting sort of tribute, which one is justified in hurling back in the teeth of those who offer it; but that is the sort of pity native to callous, selfish hearts; it is a hybrid, egotistical pain at hearing of woes, crossed with ignorant contempt for those who have endured them.

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  • Such a look from another man would merit a slap, but from Keenan, it's more tribute than insult.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • I will speak first of our ancestors, for it is right and seemly that now, when we are lamenting the dead, a tribute should be paid to their memory.
    Thucydides  --  Pericles's Funeral Oration

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