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There’s a blessed equity in the English [public-school] system ... one goes through years of perfect hell ... and after that the social system never lets one down.
-- Grimes (3, Part 1)

I couldn't understand why God had made the world at all.
-- Prendergrast (4, Part 1)

Lay interest in ecclesiastical matters is often a prelude to insanity.
-- The Vicar (8, Part 1)

The church has never countenanced lay opinion on spiritual matters.
-- Prendergrast (10, Part 1)

You folks all think the colored man hasn’t got a soul ... beat him; put him in chains; load him with burdens.
-- Chokey (9, Part 1)

This book is really an account of the mysterious disappearance of Paul Pennyfeather … the shadow which took his name does not amply fill the important part of hero… (2, Part 2)

If you have been at all observant of people … accidents which have happened … you cannot help being struck with an amazing cohesiveness of events.
-- Fagan (6, Part 3)

People get ideas about a thing they call life. It sets them all wrong.
-- Silenus (7, Part 3)

There was something...
-- Pennyfeather (4, Part 3)

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