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She is tolerable; but not handsome enough to tempt me
Affectation of candour is common enough—one meets with it everywhere. But to be candid without ostentation or design—to take the good of everybody's character and make it still better, and say nothing of the bad—belongs to you alone.
Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.
Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.
A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony, in a moment.
Let Wickham be your man. He is a pleasant fellow and would jilt you creditably
Oh! Single, my dear, to be sure! A single man of large fortune; four or five thousand a year
Unhappy as the event must be for Lydia, we may draw from it this useful lesson: that loss of virtue in a female is irretrievable; that one false step involves her in endless ruin; that her reputation is no less brittle than it is beautiful; and that she cannot be too much guarded in her behaviour towards the undeserving of the other sex.
The death of your daughter would have been a blessing in comparison of this
It is, in short, impossible for us to conjecture the causes or circumstances which may have alienated them, without actual blame on either side.
A woman must have a thorough knowledge of music, singing, drawing, dancing, and the modern languages, to deserve the word
His pride never deserts him; but with the rich he is liberal-minded, just, sincere, rational, honourable, and perhaps agreeable—allowing something for fortune and figure