That Lady Russell of steady age and character, and extrememly well provided for,should have no thought of a second marriage needs no apology to the public, which is rather apt to be unreasonalbly discontented when a woman 'does' marry again,than when she does not, but Sir William's continuing in singleness requires explanation.
Sometimes the last person on earth you want to be with is the one person you can't be without.
The notions of a young man of one or two and twenty," said he, "as to what is necessary in manners to make him quite the thing, are more absurd, I believe, than those of any other set of beings in the world. The folly of the means they often employ is only to be equalled by the folly of what they have in view.
Mr. ***** is blessed with such happy manners as may ensure his making friends -- whether he may be equally capable of retaining them, is less certain.
Indulge your imagination in every possible flight.
Till I have your disposition, your goodness, I never can have your happiness.
In such moments of precious, invaluable misery, she rejoiced in tears of agony...
No one can be really esteemed accomplished who does not greatly surpass what is usually met with.
Her affections had continually been fluctuating but never without an object.