How easy it is to judge rightly after one sees what evil comes from judging wrongly!
More Quotes from Elizabeth Gaskell:We looked into the darkness of futurity as a child gazes after a rocket up in the cloudy sky, full of wondering expectation of the rattle, the discharge, and the brilliant shower of sparks and light.
He could not forget the touch of her arms around his neck, impatiently felt as it had been at the time but now the recollection of her clinging defence of him, seemed to thrill him through and through,--to melt away every resolution, all power of self-control, as if it were wax before a fire.
A little credulity helps one on through life very smoothly.
My heart burnt within me with indignation and grief; we could think of nothing else. All night long we had only snatches of sleep, waking up perpetually to the sense of a great shock and grief. Every one is feeling the same. I never knew so universal a feeling.
. . . she would have despised the modern idea of women being equal to men. Equal, indeed she knew they were superior.
He had not an ounce of superfluous flesh on his bones, and leanness goes a great way towards gentility.
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