But there certainly are not so many men of large fortune in the world as there are pretty women to deserve them.
To look 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.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife
For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbours, and laugh at them in our turn?
Ah! There is nothing like staying at home, for real comfort.
I cannot think well of a man who sports with any woman's feelings and there may often be a great deal more suffered than a stander-by can judge of.
Where so many hours have been spent in convincing myself that I am right, is there not some reason to fear I may be wrong?
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.
There are people, who the more you do for them, the less they will do for themselves.
Well! Evil to some is always good to others.
I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.
One has not great hopes from Birmingham. I always say there is something direful in the sound...
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.
For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors and laugh at them in our turn?
My idea of good company, Mr Elliot, is the company of clever, well-informed people, who have a great deal of conversations; that is what I call good company.
Why not seize the pleasure at once? How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation.
A woman, especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can.
There are certainly are not so many men of large fortune in the world as there are of pretty woman to deserve them.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.
To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.
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