One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.
Quote by Jane Austen
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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.
Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.
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.
I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me that trouble of liking them.
To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.
What dreadful weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance.
We met Dr. Hall in such deep mourning that either his mother, his wife, or himself must be dead.
One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it unless it has all been suffering, nothing but suffering.
For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors and laugh at them in our turn?
Leadership - leadership is about taking responsibility, not making excuses.
Happiness? A good cigar, a good meal, a good cigar and a good woman - or a bad woman it depends on how much happiness you can handle.
Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and the war on terrorism have reduced the pace of military transformation and have revealed our lack of preparation for defensive and stability operations. This Administration has overextended our military.
It is a grand mistake to think of being great without goodness and I pronounce it as certain that there was never a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.
On Sunday morning, I'm not nervous... I can't wait to tell what God wants me to say.
Let's just do what is right for the American people. And those of us who are involved in politics and government know that our responsibility is to the American people, that we have a responsibility to find our common ground, to seek it and to find it.
Young people are fitter to invent than to judge fitter for execution than for counsel and more fit for new projects than for settled business.
We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
The fundamental defect of fathers, in our competitive society, is that they want their children to be a credit to them.
Conscience is God present in man.