The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

USA; 1920s Jazz Age; Male Author

“And I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy.”

“In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since.
“Whenever you feel like criticizing any one,” he told me, “just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.”

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A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

England; 1800s; Male Author – A good one to start with if choosing your first Dickens to read.

“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour.” 

“Reflect upon your present blessings — of which every man has many — not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” 

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