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Jekyll and Hyde Quotes

Robert Louis Stevenson's novella "Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde":

  1. "I learned to recognize the thorough and primitive duality of man."

  2. "With every day, and from both sides of my intelligence, the moral and the intellectual, I thus drew steadily nearer to that truth by whose partial discovery I have been doomed to such a dreadful shipwreck: that man is not truly one, but truly two."

  3. "All human beings, as we meet them, are commingled out of good and evil."

  4. "It was Hyde, after all, and Hyde alone, that was guilty."

  5. "I have observed that when I wore the semblance of Edward Hyde, none could come near to me at first without a visible misgiving of the flesh."

  6. "And then all of a sudden he broke out in a great flame of anger."

  7. "The pleasures which I made haste to seek in my disguise were, as I have said, undignified."

  8. "I had learned to dwell with pleasure as a beloved daydream on the thought of the separation of these elements."

  9. "That night I had come to the fatal crossroads."

  10. "I was conscious of no repugnance, rather of a leap of welcome."

  11. "It was the curse of mankind that these incongruous faggots were thus bound together."

  12. "I concealed my pleasures."

  13. "Edward Hyde, alone in the ranks of mankind, was pure evil."

  14. "It is one thing to mortify curiosity, another to conquer it."

  15. "Man is not truly one, but truly two."

  16. "I was absorbed in a reverie of disgust."

  17. "Evil besides (which I must still believe to be the lethal side of man) had left on that body an imprint of deformity and decay."

  18. "The animal within me licking the chops of memory."

  19. "I am quite done with that person; and I beg that you will spare me any allusion to one whom I regard as dead."

  20. "The moment I choose, I can be rid of Mr. Hyde."

  21. "It was Hyde, after all, and Hyde alone, that was guilty."

  22. "I knew myself, at the first breath of this new life, to be more wicked, tenfold more wicked, sold a slave to my original evil."

  23. "I was slowly losing hold of my original and better self, and becoming slowly incorporated with my second and worse."

  24. "I began to be aware of a change in the temper of my thoughts, a greater boldness, a contempt of danger, a solution of the bonds of obligation."

  25. "Man is not truly one, but truly two."

  26. "I stood already committed to a profound duplicity of life."

  27. "I resolved in my future conduct to redeem the past."

  28. "I knew myself, at the first breath of this new life, to be more wicked, tenfold more wicked, sold a slave to my original evil."

  29. "I was slowly losing hold of my original and better self, and becoming slowly incorporated with my second and worse."

  30. "I began to be aware of a change in the temper of my thoughts, a greater boldness, a contempt of danger, a solution of the bonds of obligation."

  31. "I stood already committed to a profound duplicity of life."

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