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Let him have all the perfections in the world, I think it ought not to be set down as certain that a man must be acceptable to every woman he may happen to like himself.
Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.
If this man had not twelve thousand a year, he would be a very stupid fellow.
Every moment has its pleasures and its hope.
Children of the same family, the same blood, with the same first associations and habits, have some means of enjoyment in theirpower, which no subsequent connections can supply..
We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.
Children of the same family, the same blood, with the same first associations and habits, have some means of enjoyment in their power, which no subsequent connections can supply.
Shall I ask you how the church is to be filled, if a man is neither to take orders with a living, nor without?
So long divided and so differently situated, the ties of blood were little more than nothing.
I do not know where the error lies. I do not pretend to set people right, but I do see they are often wrong.
Oh! Do not attack me with your watch. A watch is always too fast or too slow. I cannot be dictated to by a watch.
Her feelings were very acute, and too little understood to be properly attended to. Nobody meant to be unkind, but nobody put themselves out of their way to secure her comfort.
I will not talk of my own happiness, ' said he, 'great as it is, for I think only of yours. Compared with you, who has the right to be happy?
...And if reading could banish the idea for even half an hour, it was something gained.
Yet some happiness must and would arise, from the very conviction, that he did suffer.
…for I look upon the Frasers to be about as unhappy as most other married people.
Much was said, and much was ate, and all went well.
But there was happiness elsewhere which no description can reach.
He had suffered, and he had learnt to think, two advantages that he had never known before…
A fondness for reading, properly directed, must be an education in itself.
We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be
I feel as if I could be any thing or every thing, as if I could rant and storm, or sigh, or cut capers in any tragedy or comedy in the English language.
A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.
Poor woman! She probably thought change of air might agree with many of her children.
I am worn out with civility. I have been talking incessantly all night, and with nothing to say. But with you there may be peace. You will not want to be talked to. Let us have the luxury of silence.
She wished such words unsaid with all her heart