• There is no applause that so flatters a man as that which he wrings from unwilling throats.
    ~ Ouida
  • Power is sweet, and when you are a little clerk you love its sweetness quite as much as if you were an emperor, and maybe you love it a good deal more.
    ~ Ouida
  • Fame! It is the flower of a day, that dies when the next sun rises.
    ~ Ouida
  • Truth is a rough, honest, helter-skelter terrier, that none like to see brought into their drawing-rooms.
    ~ Ouida
  • There is a chord in every human heart than has a sigh in it if touched aright.
    ~ Ouida
  • It is a kind of blindness - poverty. We can only grope through life when we are poor, hitting and aiming ourselves against every angle.
    ~ Ouida
  • To vice, innocence must always seem only a superior kind of chicanery.
    ~ Ouida
  • Take hope from the heart of man, and you make him a beast of prey.
    ~ Ouida
  • A great love is an absolute isolation and an absolute absorption.
    ~ Ouida
  • Familiarity is a magician that is cruel to beauty but kind to ugliness.
    ~ Ouida
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