One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it unless it has all been suffering, nothing but suffering.
Quote by Jane Austen
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Jane Austen Quotes
To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.
One cannot be always laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty.
For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors and laugh at them in our turn?
A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.
One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.
It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage.
Those who do not complain are never pitied.
Nothing amuses me more than the easy manner with which everybody settles the abundance of those who have a great deal less than themselves.
We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.
I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them.
I became famous, I think, really because of the interpretation of other people's songs, way back when, and that's what I enjoy the most. And I'm a lazy bugger.
It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served.
The willow which bends to the tempest, often escapes better than the oak which resists it and so in great calamities, it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner than those of a loftier character.
War is the greatest plague that can afflict humanity, it destroys religion, it destroys states, it destroys families. Any scourge is preferable to it.
An ostentatious man will rather relate a blunder or an absurdity he has committed, than be debarred from talking of his own dear person.
Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else.
I try to give to the poor people for love what the rich could get for money. No, I wouldn't touch a leper for a thousand pounds yet I willingly cure him for the love of God.
We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK. That's not leadership. That's not going to happen.
I think a good relationship is about collaboration.
Switzerland is a small, steep country, much more up and down than sideways, and is all stuck over with large brown hotels built on the cuckoo clock style of architecture.