Marie Corelli Quotes
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What is heaven? A state of perfect happiness. What is happiness? The immortal union of two souls in one, creatures of God's eternal light, partaking of each other's thoughts, bestowing upon each other the renewal of joy, and creating loveliness in form and action by their mutual sympathy and tenderness.
I have longed and do long for fame, for wealth, for the world's applause, for all the things that you seem to think so petty and mean. How can I help it? Is not fame power? Is not money double power, strong to assist one's self and those one loves? Is not the world's favour a necessary means to gain these things?
In this world no one, however harmless, is allowed to continue happy. Fate — or caprice — cannot endure to see us monotonously at rest. Something perfectly trivial — a look, a word, a touch, and lo! a long chain of old associations is broken asunder, and the peace we deemed so deep and lasting is finally interrupted.
If you find on close self-examination, that you love yourself, your own importance, your position, your money, your household goods and clothes, your place in what you call 'society', more tan the steady working for and following of Christ, — YOU ARE NOT A CHRISTIAN. That being the case, be brave about it! Say what you are, and do not pretend to be what you are not!