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Take care; you know I am compliance itself, when I am not thwarted! No one more easily led, when I have my own way; but don't put me in a frenzy.
For if there is anything to one's praise, it is foolish vanity to be gratified at it, and if it is abuse -- why one is always sure to hear of it from one damned good-natured friend or another!
My valor is certainly going, it is sneaking off! I feel it oozing out as it were, at the palms of my hands!
The Right Honourable Gentleman is indebted to his memory for his jests, and to his imagination for his facts.
There is nothing on earth so easy as to forget, if a person chooses to set about it. I'm sure I have as much forgot your poor, dear uncle, as if he had never existed; and I thought it my duty to do so.
There's no possibility of being witty without a little ill-nature -- the malice of a good thing is the barb that makes it stick.
When delicate and feeling souls are separated, there is not a feature in the sky, not a movement of the elements, not an aspiration of the breeze, but hints some cause for a lover's apprehension.
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