Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery.
I speak what appears to me the general opinion; and where an opinion is general, it is usually correct.
We do not look in great cities for our best morality.
An engaged woman is always more agreeable than a disengaged. She is satisfied with herself. Her cares are over, and she feels that she may exert all her powers of pleasing without suspicion. All is safe with a lady engaged: no harm can be done.
A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.
It was, perhaps, one of those cases in which advice is good or bad only as the event decides.
One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it, unless it has been all suffering, nothing but suffering.
For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors and laugh at them in our turn?
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.
There were several Battles between the Yorkists and the Lancastrians, in which the former (as they ought) usually won.
Single Women have a dreadful propensity for being poorwhich is one very strong argument in favour of Matrimony...
I could not sit seriously down to write a serious romance under any other motive than to save my life; and if it were indispensable for me to keep it up and never relax into laughing at myself or at other people, I am sure I should be hung before I had finished the first chapter.
I have now attained the true art of letter-writing, which we are always told, is to express on paper exactly what one would say to the same person by word of mouth.
We have been exceedingly busy ever since you went away. In the first place we have had to rejoice two or three times everyday at your having such very delightful weather for the whole of your journey...
Besides, I cannot help thinking that it is more natural to have flowers grow out of the head than fruit.