General benevolence,not general friendship, make a man what he ought to be.
There should be moderation in everything.
I think the man who could often quarrel with Fanny, said Edmund affectionately, must be beyond the reach of any sermons.
I wonder who first discovered the efficacy of poetry in driving away love!
The more I see the world, most dislike, and the time confirms my belief in the inconsistency of human nature and how little can one trust the appearances of goodness or intelligence.
Everybody allows that the talent of writing agreeable letters is peculiarly female. Nature may have done something, but I am sure it must be essentially assisted by the practice of keeping a journal.