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A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.
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A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.
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A mind lively and at ease, can do with seeing nothing, and can see nothing that does not answer.
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A person who can write a long letter with ease, cannot write ill.
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A woman, especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can.
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An artist cannot do anything slovenly.
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An engaged woman is always more agreeable than a disengaged. She is satisfied with herself. Her cares are over, and she feels that she may exert all her powers of pleasing without suspicion. All is safe with a lady engaged; no harm can be done.
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Business, you know, may bring money, but friendship hardly ever does.
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Business, you know, may bring you money, but friendship hardly ever does.
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Dress is at all times a frivolous distinction, and excessive solicitude about it often destroys its own aim.
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Every man is surrounded by a neighborhood of voluntary spies.
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For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors and laugh at them in our turn?
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For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbours, and laugh at them in our turn?
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Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.
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From politics, it was an easy step to silence.
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General benevolence, but not general friendship, made a man what he ought to be.
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Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without further expense to anybody.
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Good-humoured, unaffected girls, will not do for a man who has been used to sensible women. They are two distinct orders of being.
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Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.
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How quick come the reasons for approving what we like!
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Human nature is so well disposed towards those who are in interesting situations, that a young person, who either marries or dies, is sure of being kindly spoken of.
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Husbands and wives generally understand when opposition will be vain.
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I am afraid that the pleasantness of an employment does not always evince its propriety.
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I cannot speak well enough to be unintelligible.
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I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me that trouble of liking them.
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I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal.
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I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice, though not in principle.
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If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.
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If things are going untowardly one month, they are sure to mend the next.
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It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
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It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage.
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It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage. A man always imagines a woman to be ready for anybody who asks her.
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It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should refuse an offer of marriage.
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It is happy for you that you possess the talent of flattering with delicacy. May I ask whether these pleasing attentions proceed from the impulse of the moment, or are they the result of previous study?
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It sometimes happens that a woman is handsomer at twenty-nine than she was ten years before.
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It was, perhaps, one of those cases in which advice is good or bad only as the event decides.
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It will, I believe, be everywhere found, that as the clergy are, or are not what they ought to be, so are the rest of the nation.
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Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery.
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Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.
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Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has been in their hands. I will not allow books to prove anything.
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My idea of good company is the company of clever, well-informed people who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company.
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My sore throats are always worse than anyone's.
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Next to being married, a girl likes to be crossed in love a little now and then.
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No man is offended by another man's admiration of the woman he loves; it is the woman only who can make it a torment.
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Nobody minds having what is too good for them.
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Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility. It is often only carelessness of opinion, and sometimes an indirect boast.
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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.
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One cannot be always laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty.
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One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it, unless it has been all suffering, nothing but suffering.
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One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.
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One has not great hopes from Birmingham. I always say there is something direful in the sound.
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One man's style must not be the rule of another's.
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One man's ways may be as good as another's, but we all like our own best.
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Respect for right conduct is felt by every body.
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Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised, or a little mistaken.
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Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.
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Single women have a dreadful propensity for being poor. Which is one very strong argument in favor of matrimony.
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Surprises are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced, and the inconvenience is often considerable.
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The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love.
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The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.
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There are certainly are not so many men of large fortune in the world as there are of pretty woman to deserve them.
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There are certainly not so many men of large fortune in the world, as there are pretty women to deserve them.
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There are people, the more you do for them, the less they do for themselves.
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There are people, who the more you do for them, the less they will do for themselves.
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There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.
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There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.
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There is something so amiable in the prejudices of a young mind, that one is sorry to see them give way to the reception of more general opinions.
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They are much to be pitied who have not been given a taste for nature early in life.
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Those who do not complain are never pitied.
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To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.
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To flatter and follow others, without being flattered and followed in turn, is but a state of half enjoyment.
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To look almost pretty is an acquisition of higher delight to a girl who has been looking plain for the first fifteen years of her life than a beauty from her cradle can ever receive.
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To look almost pretty, is an acquisition of higher delight to a girl who has been looking plain the first fifteen years of her life, than a beauty from her cradle can ever receive.
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To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.
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Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves; vanity, to what we would have others think of us.
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Vanity working on a weak head, produces every sort of mischief.
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We do not look in our great cities for our best morality.
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We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.
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We met Dr. Hall in such deep mourning that either his mother, his wife, or himself must be dead.
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What is right to be done cannot be done too soon.
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What wild imaginations one forms where dear self is concerned! How sure to be mistaken!
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Where an opinion is general, it is usually correct.
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Where youth and diffidence are united, it requires uncommon steadiness of reason to resist the attraction of being called the most charming girl in the world.
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With men he can be rational and unaffected, but when he has ladies to please, every feature works.
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Woman is fine for her own satisfaction alone. No man will admire her the more, no woman will like her the better for it. Neatness and fashion are enough for the former, and a something of shabbiness or impropriety will be most endearing to the latter.
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You mistake me, my dear. I have a high respect for your nerves. They are my old friends. I have heard you mention them with consideration these twenty years at least.
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