Dr. Johnson has said that the chief glory of a country arises from its authors. But then that is only as they are oracles of wisdom; unless they teach virtue, they are more worthy of a halter than of the laurel.
More Quotes from Jane Porter:The mob is a sort of bear; while your ring is through its nose, it will even dance under your cudgel; but should the ring slip, and you lose your hold, the brute will turn and rend you.
The best manner of avenging ourselves is by not resembling him who has injured us.
Happiness is a sunbeam which may pass through a thousand bosoms without losing a particle of its original ray; nay, when it strikes on a kindred heart, like the converged light on a mirror, it reflects itself with redoubled brightness. It is not perfected till it is shared.
Imparting knowledge is only lighting other men's candles at our lamp without depriving ourselves of any flame.
In the career of female fame, there are few prizes to be obtained which can vie with the obscure state of a beloved wife, or a happy mother.
I never yet heard man or woman much abused that I was not inclined to think the better of them, and to transfer the suspicion or dislike to the one who found pleasure in pointing out the defects of another.
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Just pray for a tough hide and a tender heart.
A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
I never had the chance to consider what or how I wanted to be.