There is no reason in the world why you should not be important where you are known. You have good sense, and a sweet temper, and I am sure you have a grateful heart, that could never receive kindness without hoping to return it. I do not know any better qualifications for a friend and companion.
A mother would have been always present. A mother would have been a constant friend; her influence would have been beyond all other.
There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.
Having never fancied herself in love before, her regard had all the warmth of first attachment, and from her age and disposition, greater steadiness than first attachments often boast; and so fervently did she value his remembrance, and prefer him to every other man, that all her good sense, and all her attention to the feelings of her friends, were requisite to check the indulgence of those regrets, which must have been injurious to her own health and their tranquility.
It is wonderful, for almost all his actions may be traced to pride;-and pride has often been his best friend.
She told the story, however, with great spirit among her friends; for she had a lively, playful disposition, which delighted in any thing ridiculous.
Where shall we see a better daughter, or a kinder sister, or a truer friend?
Every thing was a friend, or bore her thoughts to a friend; and though there had been sometimes much of suffering to her- though her motives had been often misunderstood, her feelings disregarded, and her comprehension under-valued; though she had known the pains of tyranny, of ridicule, and neglect, yet almost every recurrence of either had led to something consolatory... and the whole was now so blended together, so harmonised by distance, that every former affliction had its charm.
Sitting with her on Sunday evening - a wet Sunday evening - the very time of all others when if a friend is at hand the heart must be opened, and every thing toldà
Friendship is the finest balm for the pangs of despised love.
You mistake me, my dear. I have a high repect for your nerves. They are my old friends. I have heard you mention them with consideration these twenty years at least.
Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.
General benevolence, but not general friendship, made a man what he ought to be.
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