Maria Edgeworth

How success changes the opinion of men!

Those who are animated by hope can perform what would seem impossibilities to those who are under the depressing influence of fear.

It is not so easy to do good as those who have never attempted it may imagine.

Well, some people talk of morality, and some of religion, but give me a little snug property.

Confidence is the best proof of love.

We cannot judge either of the feelings or of the characters of men with perfect accuracy, from their actions or their appearance in public; it is from their careless conversations, their half-finished sentences, that we may hope with the greatest probability of success to discover their real character.

Beauties are always curious about beauties, and wits about wits.

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