I was simple enough to think, that because my faith was plighted to another, there could be no danger in my being with you; and that the consciousness of my engagement was to keep my heart as safe and sacred as my honour.
Certainly silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way.
She saw only that he was quiet and unobtrusive, and she liked him for it. He did not disturb the wretchedness of her mind by ill-timed conversation.
I shall ever despise the man who can be gratified by the passion which he never wished to inspire, nor solicited the avowal of.
You have liked many a stupider person.
Better be without sense than misapply it as you do.