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"But this bitter feud with my own brother, with your eldest son, is like a hidden crack in the building we have erected. A family should be united, Father. It must keep together. 'A house divided against itself will fall.'" (35)

"My son [Thomas], attend with zeal to thy business by day, but do none that hinders thee from thy sleep at night." (137)

"Work, pray, and save." (137)

"Why, even the lamps aren't lighted. That's going too far with the revolution." (150)

"She [Tony] had, unconsciously, the feeling that any trait of hers, no matter of what kind, was a family tradition and therefore worthy of respect." (159)

"Bankrupt—that was more dreadful than death, that was catastrophe, ruin, shame, disgrace, misery, despair." (168)

"The sad thing is that one lives but once—one can't begin life over again. And one would know so much better the second time!" (274)

"Everything...

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