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Charles Reade

Data de nascimento: 8. Junho 1814
Data de falecimento: 11. Abril 1884

Charles Reade was an English novelist and dramatist, best known for The Cloister and the Hearth.

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„Art is not imitation but illusion.“

—  Charles Reade, livro Christie Johnstone

Fonte: Christie Johnstone (1853), CHAPTER XII.

„Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.“

—  Charles Reade

Possibly a misattribution, ascribed to Reade in Notes and Queries (9th Series) vol. 12, 17 October 1903. It appears (as an un-sourced quotation) in Life and Labor (1887) by Samuel Smiles and in the front of The Power of Womanhood by Ellice Hopkins (1899) htm http://www.gutenberg.org/files/13722/13722-h/13722-h..
Apparently a common saying in 19th century. It has been also attributed to an “old Chinese proverb”, Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), William Makepeace Thackeray (1811–1863), George Dana Boardman (1828-1903), Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard (1839-1898), James Allen (1864-1912), Marcus Fabius Quintilianus http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quintilian http://www.worldofquotes.com/author/Quintilian-(Marcus-Fabius-Quintilian)/1/index.html and William James.
No original source has ever been isolated. Its structure strongly reflects that of a ""classical Chinese"" set of aphorisms; and it may have been deliberately constructed in that form, by a non-Chinese, to imply an oriental (and, perhaps, far wiser) origin.
Finally, almost all of those who cite the complete piece:
::We sow a thought and reap an act;
::We sow an act and reap a habit;
::We sow a habit and reap a character;
::We sow a character and reap a destiny.
state that, in their view, it was written to expand an embellish the notion that was expressed at Proverbs XXIII:7 (""For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he"").
Attributed

„…even Christians loved one another at first starting.“

—  Charles Reade, livro The Cloister and the Hearth

Fonte: The Cloister and the Hearth (1861), CHAPTER I

„In players, vanity cripples art at every step.“

—  Charles Reade, livro Peg Woffington

Fonte: Peg Woffington (1853), CHAPTER I

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„What young woman is not, more or less, a mirror?“

—  Charles Reade, livro Christie Johnstone

Fonte: Christie Johnstone (1853), CHAPTER I

„Courage, mon ami, le diable est mort! / Take courage, my friend, the devil is dead!“

—  Charles Reade, livro The Cloister and the Hearth

Fonte: The Cloister and the Hearth (1861), CHAPTER XXIII

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