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If you can’t get to be oncommon through going straight, you’ll never get to do it through going crooked.

Background. “If you can’t get to be oncommon through going straight, you’ll never get to do it through going crooked” is a quotation taken from Great Expectations (Chapter 9). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Have Your Say. Give your view on “If you can’t get to […]

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All other swindlers on Earth are nothing to the self swindlers.

Background. “All other swindlers on Earth are nothing to the self swindlers.” is a quotation from Great Expectations (Chapter 28). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Context. Pip reflects that in his snobbish rush for materialism and the only person that harmed him was himself.   Have […]

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