To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.

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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.

Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.

It is indolence … indolence and love of ease; a want of all laudable ambition, of taste for good company, or of inclination to take the trouble of being agreeable, which make men clergymen. A clergyman has nothing to do but be slovenly and selfish; read the newspaper, watch the weather, and quarrel with his wife. His curate does all the work and the business of his own life is to dine.

Where an opinion is general, it is usually correct.

Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without further expense to anybody.