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Maria Edgeworth Quotes

An orator is the worse person to tell a plain fact.

Business was his aversion; Pleasure was his business.

Fortune's wheel never stands still the highest point is therefore the most perilous.

How success changes the opinion of men!

I've a great fancy to see my own funeral afore I die.

Our Irish blunders are never blunders of the heart.

Some people talk of morality, and some of religion, but give me a little snug property.

Surely it is much more generous to forgive and remember, than to forgive and forget.

The bore is usually considered a harmless creature, or of that class of irrationa bipeds who hurt only themselves.

The human heart, at whatever age, opens only to the heart that opens in return.

The law, in our case, seems to make the right; and the very reverse ought to be done - the right should make the law.