Charles Dickens quote about love from Bleak House - Constancy in love is a good thing, but it means nothing, and is nothing, without constancy in every kind of effort.
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Constancy in love is a good thing, but it means nothing, and is nothing, without constancy in every kind of effort.
 Charles Dickens, Bleak House (1853). copy citation

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Author Charles Dickens
Source Bleak House
Topic love constancy effort
Date 1853
Language English
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“Rick, the world is before you; and it is most probable that as you enter it, so it will receive you. Trust in nothing but in Providence and your own efforts. Never separate the two, like the heathen waggoner. Constancy in love is a good thing, but it means nothing, and is nothing, without constancy in every kind of effort. If you had the abilities of all the great men, past and present, you could do nothing well without sincerely meaning it and setting about it. If you entertain the supposition that any real success, in great things or in small, ever was or could be, ever will or can be, wrested from Fortune by fits and starts, leave that wrong idea here or leave your cousin Ada here."” source

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