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.
when it comes to the question of dependence or independence!—At any rate, it must be better to have only one to please than two.
Till this moment I never knew myself.
You feel, as you always do, what is most to the credit of human nature. —Such feelings ought to be investigated, that they may know themselves.
The progress of the friendship between Catherine and Isabella was quick as its beginning had been warm...and if a rainy morning deprived them of other enjoyments, they were still resolute in meeting in defiance of wet and dirt, and shut themselves up, to read novels together.
And is that all you can say for him? cried Marianne, indignantly. But what are his manners on more intimate acquaintance? What his pursuits, his talents, and genius? Sir John was rather puzzled.