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- She used to think in that time that she had made great conquests, and won a lasting stand on serene heights above worldly temptations and conflict.5.5 — Book 5 Chapter 5 — The Cloven Tree (96% in)
- The fact that my tradesman is out of pocket by me is to be looked at through the serene certainty that somebody else's tradesman is in pocket by somebody else; and since there must be bad debts in the world, why, it is mere egoism not to like that we in particular should make them instead of our fellow-citizens.4.2 — Book 4 Chapter 2 — The Torn Nest Is Pierced by the Thorns (75% in)
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