You cannot believe everything you hear
I am no faint-heart when it comes to the unpleasant truth. Indeed I have always taken a bracing sort of pleasure in facing it.
When you are in love- everything is romantic
People argue themselves out of their pleasures
The glitter of the great world, you know, is only so much froth and spume: you may look in vain for happiness there.
Dullness it is that perverts and corrups the spirit but it is always possible to look past the dullness, and see the bright, shining heart of things
If someone tries to use you as a tool, you shouldn't mind it, because it is their choice and folly, not yours.
A girl should set her sights on a man who has money; or if not, who can expect to come into money; or if not, who has moneyed connections.
I have never understood why a woman must have a man to take her into dinner.
You have made him live.
She sincerely wishes success, for her new life, and intends that no failure of effort, temper, or spirits on her part will jeopardise it.