Everybody likes to go their own way–to choose their own time and manner of devotion.
The stupidity with which he was favoured by nature must guard his courtship from any charm that could make a woman wish for its continuance; and Miss Lucas, who accepted him solely from the pure and disinterested desire of an establishment, cared not how soon that establishment were gained.
Oh do not attack me with your watch. A watch is always too fast or too slow. I cannot be dictated to by a watch.
Her not objecting, does not justify him. It only shows her being deficient in something herself -- sense or feeling.
Varnish and gilding hide many stains.
When he was gone, they were certain at least of receiving constant information of what was going on, and their uncle promised, at parting, to prevail on Mr. Bennet to return to Longbourn, as soon as he could, to the great consolation of his sister, who considered it as the only security for her husband's not being killed in a duel.