He was in love, very much in love; and it was a love which, operating on an active, sanguine spirit, of more warmth than delicacy, made her affection appear of greater consequence, because it was witheld, and determined him to have the glory, as well as the felicity of forcing her to love him.
The enthusiasm of a woman's love is even beyond the biographer's.
No young lady can be justified in falling in love before the gentleman's love is declared. It must be very improper that a young lady should dream of a gentleman before the gentleman is first known to have dreamt of her.
The mere habit of learning to love is the thing; and a teachableness of disposition in a young lady is a great blessing
Aye, a very bad business indeed. A new sort of way this, for a young fellow to be making love, by breaking his mistress's head, is not it, Miss Elliot? This is breaking a head and giving a plaister truly!
Yet there it was not love. It was a little fever of admiration; but it might, probably must, end in love with some
A man who has been refused! How could I ever be foolish enough to expect a renewal of his love? Is there one among the sex, who would not protest against such a weakness as a second proposal to the same woman? There is no indignity so abhorrent to their feelings!
Had I been in love, I could not have been more wretchedly blind. But vanity, not love, has been my folly.
There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of merit or sense.
To be sure you know no actual good of me, but nobody thinks of that when they fall in love.
Vanity, not love, has been my folly.
I can feel no sentiment of approbation inferior to love.
When I fall in love, it will be forever.
I certainly will not persuade myself to feel more than I do. I am quite enough in love. I should be sorry to be more
She was one of those, who, having, once begun, would be always in love.
Were I to fall in love, indeed, it would be a different thing; but I have never been in love ; it is not my way, or my nature; and I do not think I ever shall.
A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.
The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love.
Friendship is the finest balm for the pangs of despised love.
Give me yet to see
Her smile of Love.
To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.
Next to being married, a girl likes to be crossed in love a little now and then.
Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.
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