It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage.
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We met Dr. Hall in such deep mourning that either his mother, his wife, or himself must be dead.
I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me that trouble of liking them.
Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.
Why not seize the pleasure at once, how often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparations.
What dreadful weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance.
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.
Nothing amuses me more than the easy manner with which everybody settles the abundance of those who have a great deal less than themselves.
One cannot be always laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty.
Everybody likes to go their own way--to choose their own time and manner of devotion.
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.
Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.
Government is an association of men who do violence to the rest of us.
Good humor is the health of the soul, sadness is its poison.
I try to treat all the money I'm making like it's the last time I'm going to make it.
My humanitarian work evolved from being with my family. My mom, my dad, they really set a great example for giving back. My mom was a nurse, my dad was a school teacher. But my mom did a lot of things for geriatrics and elderly people. She would do home visits for free.
I have long enjoyed the friendship and companionship of Republicans because I am by instinct a teacher, and I would like to teach them something.
To deprive a man of his natural liberty and to deny to him the ordinary amenities of life is worse then starving the body it is starvation of the soul, the dweller in the body.
Liberty consists in the power of doing that which is permitted by the law.
I would love to play 'Funny Girl' or 'Evita,' but I idolize the women who have played those parts. I don't know if there needs to be another version of those shows.
We heed no instincts but our own.