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#1. Farewell's a bitter word to say. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#2. Few, save the poor, feel for the poor. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#3. Sneering springs out of the wish to deny; and wretched must that state of mind be that wishes to take refuge in doubt. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#4. The heart's hushed secret in the soft dark eye. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#5. To this hour, the great science and duty of politics is lowered by the petty leaven of small and personal advantage ... - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#6. We love music for the buried hopes, the garnered memories, the tender feelings it can summon at a touch. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#7. One of the greatest of all mental pleasures is to have our thoughts often divined: ever entered into with sympathy. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#8. There are words to paint the misery of love, but none to paint its happiness ... - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#9. Were it not better to forget
Than but remember and regret - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#10. All sweeping assertions are erroneous. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#11. When does the mind put forth its powers? when are the stores of memory unlocked? when does wit 'flash from fluent lips?'
when but after a good dinner? Who will deny its influence on the affections? Half our friends are born of turbots and truffles. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#12. The fact is, that life is too short to be occupied by aught but the present - hope and remembrance are equally a waste of time. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#13. The old proverb, applied to fire and water, may with equal truth be applied to the imagination - it is a good servant, but a bad master. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#14. If there be any one habit which more than another is the dry rot of all that is high and generous in youth, it is the habit of ridicule. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#15. Politeness, however, acts the lady's maid to our thoughts; and they are washed, dressed, curled, rouged, and perfumed, before they are presented to the public ... - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#16. Youth is a season that has no repose. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#17. There is no wretchedness like self-reproach. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#18. Delicious tears! The heart's own dew. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#19. I have no parting sigh to give, so take my parting smile. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#20. An apt quotation is like a lamp which flings its light over the whole sentence. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#21. Praise - actual personal praise - oftener frets and embarrasses than it encourages. It is too small when too near. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#22. Occupation is one great source of enjoyment. No man, properly occupied, was ever miserable ... - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#23. I have a respect for family pride. If it be a prejudice, it is a prejudice in its most picturesque shape. But I hold it is connected with some of the noblest feelings in our nature. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#24. Society is like a large piece of frozen water; and skating well is the great art of social life. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#25. The truth is, we like to talk over our disasters, because they are ours; and others like to listen, because they are not theirs. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#26. Knowledge is much like dust - it sticks to one, one does not know how. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#27. Though fortune's wheel is generally on the turn, sometimes when it gets into the mud, it sticks there. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#28. We are ourselves the stumbling-blocks in the way of our happiness. Place a common individual - by common, I mean with the common share of stupidity, custom, and discontent - place him in the garden of Eden, and he would not find it out unless he were told, and when told, he would not believe it. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#29. Ah, tell me not that memory sheds gladness o'er the past, what is recalled by faded flowers, save that they did not last? - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#30. Oh, no! my heart can never be
Again in lightest hopes the same;
The love that lingers there for thee
Hath more of ashes than of flame. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#31. A brier rose whose buds yield fragrant harvest for the honey bee. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#32. All profound truths startle you in the first announcement. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#33. Perhaps, from an innate desire of justification, sorrow always exaggerates itself. Memory is quite one of Job's friends; and the past is ever ready to throw its added darkness on the present. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#34. It is said that ridicule is the test of truth: it is never applied, but when we wish to deceive ourselves ... - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#35. A woman's fame is the tomb of her happiness. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#36. I would give worlds, could I believe
One-half that is profess'd me;
Affection! could I think it Thee,
When Flattery has caress'd me. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#37. The fearless make their own way ... - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#38. Ingratitude is the necessary consequence of receiving favors of which we are ashamed. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#39. Are we not like the actor of old times, who wore his mask so long his face took its likeness? - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#40. Thou know'st how fearless is my trust in thee. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#41. Youth, balancing itself upon hope, is forever in extremes: its expectations are continually aroused only to be baffled, and disappointment, like a summer shower, is violent in proportion to its brevity. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#42. In our road through life we may happen to meet with a man casting a stone reverentially to enlarge the cairn of another which stone he has carried in his bosom to sling against that very other's head. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#43. Truly, a little love-making is a very pleasant thing ... - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#44. Praise is sometimes a good thing for the diffident and the despondent. It teaches them properly to rely on the kindness of others. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#45. In marriage, as in chemistry, opposites have often an attraction. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#46. Travel is as much a passion as ambition or love. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#47. The dream on the pillow,
That flits with the day,
The leaf of the willow
A breath wears away;
The dust on the blossom,
The spray on the sea;
Ay,
ask thine own bosom
Are emblems of thee. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#48. I do not think that life has a suspense more sickening than that of expecting a letter which does not come. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#49. There can be neither politically nor morally a good which is not universal ... we cannot reform for a time or for a class, but for all and for the whole, and our very interests will draw us together in one wide bond of sympathy. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#50. Habit is our idea of eternity. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#51. Strange mystery of our nature, that those in whom genius develops itself in imagination, thus taking its most ethereal form, should yet be the most dependent on the opinions of others! - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#52. Whenever I hear a man talking of the advantages of our ill-used sex, I look upon it as the prelude to some new act of authority. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#53. Curiosity is its own suicide ... - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#54. We are ourselves our happiness. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#55. Childhood, whose very happiness is love. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#56. The past is perpetual youth to the heart. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#57. Enthusiasm is the divine particle in our composition: with it we are great, generous, and true; without it, we are little, false, and mean. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#58. Suicide and antipathy to fires in a bedroom seem to be among the national characteristics. Perhaps the same moral cause may originate both. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#59. In sad truth, half our forebodings of our neighbors are but our own wishes, which we are ashamed to utter in any other form. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#60. Strange the affection which clings to inanimate objects - objects which cannot even know our love! But it is not return that constitutes the strength of an attachment. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#61. Alas! the praise given to the ear
Ne'er was nor ne'er can be sincere. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#62. No hour arrives so soon as the one we dread. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#63. Fame is bought by happiness. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#64. I cannot see why a taste for the country should be held so very indispensable a requisite for excellence; but really people talk of it as if it were a virtue, and as if an opposite opinion was, to say the least of it, very immoral. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#65. Memory has many conveniences, and, among others, that of foreseeing things as they have afterwards happened. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#66. I hate the word 'ought' - it always implies something dull, cold, and commonplace. The 'ought nots' of life are its pleasantest things. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#67. Alas! we makeA ladder of our thoughts, where angels step,But sleep ourselves at the foot: our high resolvesLook down upon our slumbering acts. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#68. Jealousy ought to be tragic, to save it from being ridiculous. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#69. Anticipation is a bad sleeping draught. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#70. Eyes that droop like summer flowers. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#71. A friend is never alarmed for us in the right place. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#72. How often, in this cold and bitter world, is the warm heart thrown back upon itself! Cold, careless, are we of another's grief; we wrap ourselves in sullen selfishness. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#73. How beautiful, how buoyant, and glad is morning! - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#74. Hard are life's early steps; and but that youth is buoyant, confident, and strong in hope, men would behold its threshold, and despair. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#75. Doubts, like facts, are stubborn things. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#76. Habit is a second nature, and what was at first pleasure, is next necessity. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#77. We need to suffer, that we may learn to pity. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#78. I do love violets; they tell the history of woman's love. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#79. I never cast a flower away,
A gift of one who car'd for me;
A flower
a faded flower,
But it was done reluctantly. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#80. Experience teaches, it is true; but she never teaches in time. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#81. The blessings of matrimony, like those of poverty, belong rather to philosophy than reality. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#82. It is amazing how much a thought expands and refines by being put into speech: I should think it could hardly know itself. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#83. Many a heart is caught in the rebound ... Pride may be soothed by the ready devotion of another; vanity may be excited the more keenly by recent mortification. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#84. Conscience, like a child, is soon lulled to sleep ... - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#85. Sight-seeing gratifies us in different ways. First, there is the pleasure of novelty; secondly, either that of admiration or fault-finding - the latter a very animated enjoyment. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#86. Good taste is his religion, his morality, his standard, and his test. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#87. So much to win, so much to lose,
No marvel that I fear to choose. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#88. Everything that looks to the future elevates human nature; for life is never so low or so little as when occupied with the present. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#89. Repentance is a one-faced Janus, ever looking to the past. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#90. The lover and the physician are each popular from the same cause - we talk to them of nothing but ourselves ... - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#91. The stars are so far, far away! - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#92. Who has not experienced, at some time or other, that words had all the relief of tears? - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#93. Charity is a calm, severe duty; it must be intellectual, to be advantageous. It is a strange mistake that it should ever be considered a merit; its fulfillment is only what we owe to each other, and is a debt never paid to its full extent. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#94. The very effort to forget teaches us to remember. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#95. That which is always within our reach, is always the last thing we take; and the chances are, that what we can do every day, we never do at all. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#96. Toil is the portion of day, as sleep is that of night; but if there be one hour of the twenty-four which has the life of day without its labor, and the rest of night without its slumber, it is the lovely and languid hour of twilight. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#97. Marriage is like money - seem to want it, and you never get it. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#98. It is a curious fact, but one which all experience owns, that people do not desire so much to appear better, as to appear different from what they really are. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#99. Of all false assertions that ever went into the world under the banner of a great name and the mail armor of a well-turned phrase, Locke's comparison of the mind to a blank sheet of paper appears to me among the most untrue. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#100. Of all the follies that we can commit, the greatest is to hesitate. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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