Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has been in their hands. I will not allow books to prove anything.
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I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal.
It is very difficult for the prosperous to be humble.
'If it was not for the entail I should not mind it.' What should not you mind' I should not mind anything at all.' Let us be thankful that you are preserved from a state of such insensibility.'
You ought certainly to forgive them as a Christian, but never to admit them in your sight, or allow their names to be mentioned in your hearing.
Surprises are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced, and the inconvenience is often considerable.
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