And have you never known the pleasure and triumph of a lucky guess? I pity you. I thought you cleverer; for depend upon it, a lucky guess is never merely luck. There is always some talent in it.
Success supposes endeavour.
It's such a happiness when good people get together.
She was one of those, who, having, once begun, would be always in love.
Chapter 4; A vairation of "Harriet was one of those, who, having once begun, would be always in love."
Where shall we see a better daughter, or a kinder sister, or a truer friend?
You must be the best judge of your own happiness.
Better be without sense, than misapply it as you do.
It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage.
Men of sense, whatever you may choose to say, do not want silly wives.
Silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way.
Surprises are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced, and the inconvenience is often considerable.
Vanity working on a weak head produces every sort of mischief.
Wickedness is always wickedness, but folly is not always folly.
A single woman, with a very narrow income, must be a ridiculous, disagreeable, old maid! the proper sport of boys and girls; but a single woman, of good fortune, is always respectable, and may be as sensible and pleasant as anybody else.
Were I to fall in love, indeed, it would be a different thing; but I have never been in love; it is not my way, or my nature; and I do not think I ever shall.
There are people, who the more you do for them, the less they will do for themselves.
Evil to some is always good to others
I certainly must,' said she. 'This sensation of listlessness, weariness, stupidity, this disinclination to sit down and employ myself, this feeling of everything's being dull and insipid about the house! I must be in love; I should be the oddest creature in the world if I were not.
Indeed, I am very sorry to be right in this instance. I would much rather have been merry than wise.
The truth is, that in London it is always a sickly season. Nobody is healthy in London, nobody can be.
Why did we wait for any thing? -- Why not seize the pleasure at once? -- How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation!
I certainly will not persuade myself to feel more than I do. I am quite enough in love. I should be sorry to be more.
I do suspect that he is not really necessary to my happiness.
If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.
It was a delightful visit;-perfect, in being much too short.
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.
There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.
This sweetest and best of all creatures, faultless in spite of all her faults.
It is not every man's fate to marry the woman who loves him best.
It is very difficult for the prosperous to be humble.
There are secrets in all families.
Without music, life would be a blank to me.
One man's style must not be the rule of another's.
Business, you know, may bring money, but friendship hardly ever does.
Time will generally lessen the interest of every attachment not within the daily circle.
She was happy, she knew she was happy, and knew she ought to be happy.
Nobody, who has not been in the interior of a family, can say what the difficulties of any individual of that family may be.
If things are going untowardly one month, they are sure to mend the next.
Respect for right conduct is felt by every body.
I always deserve the best treatment, because I never put up with any other.