My dear lady, in my experience of ill-doing, Providence leaves the work of conviction and chastisement to us mortals—and the process is often fraught with difficulties. There are no short cuts.
Is death the greatest evil that can happen to anyone?
Why harrow oneself by looking on the worst side?... Because it is sometimes necessary.
Is it that you have not in any degree the common sense, Hastings ?
What are murderers like? Some of them, have been thoroughly nice chaps.
I admired Elsa Greer because she had guts, because she could fight, because she stood up to her tormentors and never quailed! But I admired Caroline Crale because she didn't fight, because she retreated into her world of half lights and shadows. She was never defeated because she never gave battle.