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And even if you were to WIN much I should be compromised," he added in a meaning sort of way.
To blame, finally, because even if I had had magnanimity, I should only have had more suffering from the sense of its uselessness.
Even if I had, even if life were a garden of roses for me, what is ordained must come.
But, sister dear, the kind of man we always meet--the man who lives an idle life between society and his clubs--I could not love a man like that, even if his eyes were blue and he were ever so kind to poor girls whom he met in the street.
And even if one have all the virtues, there is still one thing needful: to send the virtues themselves to sleep at the right time.