The more I know of the world, the more am I convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much!
Resignation is never so perfect as when the blessing denied begins to lose somewhat of its value in our estimation.
Nothing is more deceitful, than the appearance of humility. It is often only carelessness of opinion, and sometimes an indirect boast.
My idea of good company is the company of clever, well-informed people, who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company.
It is a lovely night, and they are much to be pitied who have not been taught to feel, in some degree, as you do; who have not, at least, been given a taste for Nature in early life. They lose a great deal.
I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look, or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.