|Mansfield Park Quotes|
But there certainly are not so many men of large fortune in the world as there are pretty women to deserve them.
A fondness for reading, which, properly directed, must be an education in itself.
'I can never be important to any one.'
'What is to prevent you?'
'Every thing — my situation — my foolishness and awkwardness.'
There is no reason in the world why you should not be important where you are known. You have good sense, and a sweet temper, and I am sure you have a grateful heart, that could never receive kindness without hoping to return it. I do not know any better qualifications for a friend and companion.
An engaged woman is always more agreeable than a disengaged. She is satisfied with herself. Her cares are over, and she may exert all her powers of pleasing without suspicion. All is safe with a lady engaged; no harm can be done.
Everybody is taken in at some period or other.
I do not pretend to set people right, but I do see that they are often wrong.
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.
Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.
Her own thoughts and reflections were habitually her best companions.
I am very strong. Nothing ever fatigues me, but doing what I do not like.
She was not often invited to join in the conversation of the others, nor did she desire it. Her own thoughts and reflections were habitually her best companions.
Everybody likes to go their own way–to choose their own time and manner of devotion.
It was a gloomy prospect, and all that she could do was to throw a mist over it, and hope when the mist cleared away, she should see something else.
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.
To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.
We do not look in great cities for our best morality.
Those who have not more must be satisfied with what they have.
But indeed I would rather have nothing but tea.
You must really begin to harden yourself to the idea of being worth looking at.
A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.
Human nature needs more lessons than a weekly sermon can convey.
The enthusiasm of a woman's love is even beyond the biographer's.
Every moment has its pleasure and its hope.
Let us have the luxury of silence.
If I am missed, it will appear. I may be discovered by those who want to see me. I shall not be in any doubtful, or distant, or unapproachable region.
Her mind was all disorder. The past, present, future, every thing was terrible.
He was in love, very much in love; and it was a love which, operating on an active, sanguine spirit, of more warmth than delicacy, made her affection appear of greater consequence, because it was witheld, and determined him to have the glory, as well as the felicity of forcing her to love him.
You have qualities which I had not before supposed to exist in such a degree in any human creature. You have some touches of the angel in you.
Good-humoured, unaffected girls will not do for a man who has been used to sensible women. They are two distinct orders of being.
I was quiet, but I was not blind.
We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.
When you give me your opinion, I always know what is right. Your judgment is my rule of right.
Varnish and gilding hide many stains.
There is nothing like employment, active indispensable employment, for relieving sorrow. Employment, even melancholy, may dispel melancholy.
Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery. I quit such odious subjects as soon as I can, impatient to restore everybody, not greatly in fault themselves, to tolerable comfort, and to have done with all the rest.
[N]obody minds having what is too good for them.
These were reflections that required some time to soften; but time will do almost every thing…