Lady Marguerite Blessington Quotes

Friends are the thermometer by which we may judge the temperature of our fortunes.

Lady Marguerite Blessington

Borrowed thoughts, like borrowed money, only show the poverty of the borrower.

Lady Marguerite Blessington

There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.

Lady Marguerite Blessington

Virtue, like a dowerless beauty, has more admirers than followers.

Lady Marguerite Blessington

Happiness consists not in having much, but in being content with little.

Lady Marguerite Blessington

The difference between weakness and wickedness is much less than people suppose; and the consequences are nearly always the same.

Lady Marguerite Blessington

Praise is the only gift for which people are really grateful.

Lady Marguerite Blessington

Mountains appear more lofty the nearer they are approached, but great men resemble them not in this particular.

Lady Marguerite Blessington

Memory seldom fails when its office is to show us the tombs of our buried hopes.

Lady Marguerite Blessington

Happiness is a rare plant that seldom takes root on earth-few ever enjoyed it, except for a brief period; the search after it is rarely rewarded by the discovery, but there is an admirable substitute for it... a contented spirit.

Lady Marguerite Blessington

Genius is the gold in the mine; talent is the miner that works and brings it out.

Lady Marguerite Blessington

The vices of the rich and great are mistaken for error; and those of the poor and lowly, for crimes.

Lady Marguerite Blessington

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