I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice, though not in principle.

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Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.

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They are much to be pitied who have not been given a taste for nature early in life.

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Human nature is so well disposed towards those who are in interesting situations, that a young person, who either marries or dies, is sure of being kindly spoken of.

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Single women have a dreadful propensity to being poor

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It sometimes happens that a woman is handsomer at twenty-nine than she was ten years before

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Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has been in their hands. I will not allow books to prove anything.

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If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.

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With men he can be rational and unaffected, but when he has ladies to please, every feature works.

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Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.

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