Everybody likes to go their own way--to choose their own time and manner of devotion.
Quote by Jane Austen
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It will, I believe, be everywhere found, that as the clergy are, or are not what they ought to be, so are the rest of the nation.
What dreadful weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance.
We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.
What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance.
Why not seize the pleasure at once, how often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparations.
I pay very little regard...to what any young person says on the subject of marriage. If they profess a disinclination for it, I only set it down that they have not yet seen the right person.
One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it unless it has all been suffering, nothing but suffering.
It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage.
But when a young lady is to be a heroine, the perverseness of forty surrounding families cannot prevent her. Something must and will happen to throw a hero in her way.
A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.
I am the woman I grew to be partly in spite of my mother, and partly because of the extraordinary love of her best friends, and my own best friends' mothers, and from surrogates, many of whom were not women at all but gay men. I have loved them my entire life, even after their passing.
I have found little that is 'good' about human beings on the whole. In my experience most of them are trash, no matter whether they publicly subscribe to this or that ethical doctrine or to none at all. That is something that you cannot say aloud, or perhaps even think.
Perhaps life is just that... a dream and a fear.
People see I am a mother and head of a household. Today in Chile, one-third of households are run by women. They wake up, take the children to school, go to work. To them I am hope.
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
All humanity is passion without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.
Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.
Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.
A good thing to remember is somebody's got it a lot worse than we do.
We are always on the anvil by trials God is shaping us for higher things.