Quote by Jane Austen
How quick come the reasons for approving what we like.
This quote means that when we have a personal preference or desire for something, we tend to find reasons to justify and support our liking for it. We quickly come up with justifications or logical explanations to validate our own choices or preferences. In other words, our subjective preferences often dictate our reasoning and they become influential in shaping our opinions and decisions.
My great-grandfather used to say to his wife, my great-grandmother, who in turn told her daughter, my grandmother, who repeated it to her daughter, my mother, who used to remind her daughter, my own sister, that to talk well and eloquently was a very great art, but that an equally great one was to know the right moment to stop.
Jesus desired to awaken inquiry. He sought to arouse the careless, and impress truth upon the heart. Parable teaching was popular, and commanded the respect and attention, not only of the Jews, but of the people of other nations. No more effective method of instruction could He have employed.