Quotes

11 November 2014
No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting. She will not want new fashions nor regret the loss of expensive diversions or variety of company if she can be amused with an author in her closet.
11 November 2014
A face is too slight a foundation for happiness.
11 November 2014
Time has the same effect on the mind as on the face; the predominant passion and the strongest feature become more conspicuous from the others' retiring.
11 November 2014
The ultimate end of your education was to make you a good wife.
11 November 2014
A man that is ashamed of passions that are natural and reasonable is generally proud of those that are shameful and silly.
11 November 2014
It is the common error of builders and parents to follow some plan they think beautiful (and perhaps is so) without considering that nothing is beautiful that is misplaced.
11 November 2014
We are no more free agents than the queen of clubs when she victoriously takes prisoner the knave of hearts.
11 November 2014
Solitude begets whimsies.
11 November 2014
I don't say 'tis impossible for an impudent man not to rise in the world, but a moderate merit with a large share of impudence is more probable to be advanced than the greatest qualifications without it.
11 November 2014
Let this great maxim be my virtue's guide—In part she is to blame that has been tried: He comes too near that comes to be denied.

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