Silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way.
Quote by Jane Austen
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What dreadful weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance.
Where any one body of educated men, of whatever denomination, are condemned indiscriminately, there must be a deficiency of information, or...of something else.
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 amuses me more than the easy manner with which everybody settles the abundance of those who have a great deal less than themselves.
I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them.
Why not seize the pleasure at once, how often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparations.
Where so many hours have been spent in convincing myself that I am right, is there not some reason to fear I may be wrong?
It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage.
Where so many hours have been spent in convincing myself that I am right, is there not some reason to fear I may be wrong.
When freedom does not have a purpose, when it does not wish to know anything about the rule of law engraved in the hearts of men and women, when it does not listen to the voice of conscience, it turns against humanity and society.
There is no reality except the one contained within us. That is why so many people live such an unreal life. They take the images outside them for reality and never allow the world within to assert itself.
Faith is the highest passion in a human being. Many in every generation may not come that far, but none comes further.
If anybody ran a business like that they would be out of business quickly, and Barack Obama's leadership is driving this business, the United States of America, toward a fiscal cliff.
Another parent's different approach raises the possibility that you've made a mistake with your child. We simply can't tolerate that because we fear that any mistake, no matter how minor, could have devastating consequences. So we proclaim the superiority of our own choices. We've lost sight of the fact that people have preferences.
Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons.
One man cannot practice many arts with success.
Friendship often ends in love but love in friendship - never.
What a dog I got, his favorite bone is in my arm.