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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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.
Everybody likes to go their own way--to choose their own time and manner of devotion.
Nothing amuses me more than the easy manner with which everybody settles the abundance of those who have a great deal less than themselves.
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.
One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it unless it has all been suffering, nothing but suffering.
Where any one body of educated men, of whatever denomination, are condemned indiscriminately, there must be a deficiency of information, or...of something else.
It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage.
Why not seize the pleasure at once, how often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparations.
Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.
Those who do not complain are never pitied.
The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its operation.
If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future.
Texas women have an amazing sense of purpose when they lose it. They're the best girls in the world - they're loyal and fun, but when they get mad, they'll try to kill you.
What has made America amazing has been the fact that throughout our history, throughout the more than 200 years of our history, there have been men and women of courage who stood up and decided it was more important to look out for the future of their children and their grandchildren than their own political futures.
As long as acquiring knowledge is the educational goal of schools, educational opportunities will be limited, as they are now, to affluent families.
Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.
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The most virtuous women have something within them, something that is never chaste.
Facts matter. Science matters. Reason matters. Mitt Romney has shown an inability to respect any of the three. President Barack Obama not only respects them, he relies on them. He is an overwhelming and unquestioned choice to continue as president.
Honor bespeaks worth. Confidence begets trust. Service brings satisfaction. Cooperation proves the quality of leadership.