There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better: we find comfort somewhere.
The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.
The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love.
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.
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?
If things are going untowardly one month, they are sure to mend the next.
I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice, though not in principle.
Dress is at all times a frivolous distinction, and excessive solicitude about it often destroys its own aim.
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