Beware how you contradict prejudices, even knowing them to be such, for the generality of people are much more tenacious of their prejudices than of anything belonging to them.

— Susan Edmonstone Ferrier

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But who can count the beatings of the lonely heart?

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There are plenty of fools in the world;

but if they had not been sent for some wise purpose, they wouldn't have been here; and since they are here they have as good a right to have elbow-room in the world as the wisest.

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lovers, it is well known, carry the art of tautology to its utmost perfection, and even the most impatient of them can both bear to hear and repeat the same things times without number, till the sound becomes the echo to the sense or the nonsense previously uttered.

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Oh, how easy it must be to be good when one has the power of doing good!

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It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that there is no passion so deeply rooted in human nature as that of pride.

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I am for everything starting into full-blown perfection at once.

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... what will not the heart endure ere it will voluntarily surrender the hoarded treasure of its love to the cold dictates of reason or the stern voice of duty!

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It is universally allowed that, though nothing can be more interesting in itself than the conversation of two lovers, yet nothing can be more insipid in detail - just as the heavenly fragrance of the rose becomes vapid and sickly under all the attempts made to retain and embody its exquisite odor.

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There's no doctor like meat and drink.

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Poverty and contempt generally go hand-in-hand in this world.

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I'll suffer no daughter of mine to play the fool with her heart, indeed! She shall marry for the purpose for which matrimony was ordained amongst people of birth--that is, for the aggrandisement of her family, the extending of their political influence--for becoming, in short, the depository of their mutual interest. These are the only purposes for which persons of rank ever think of marriage.

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...the synagogin', the tabernaclin', the psalmin', that goes on in this hoose, that's enough to break the spirits o' ony young creature.

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About Susan Edmonstone Ferrier

Quotes 13 sayings
Profession Novelist
Birthday September 7, 1782
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