Wilkie Collins

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Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.
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William Wilkie Collins (1824-01-08 - 1889-09-23) was an English novelist, playwright and writer of short stories. He was a pioneer in the writing of detective fiction.

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  • Men ruin themselves headlong for unworthy women.
    • Man and Wife (1870) [Oxford University Press, 1998, ISBN 0-192-83696-X], vol. II, ch. XLI: The Sacrifice of Herself (p. 385)

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