Nothing is more common than mutual dislike, where mutual approbation is particularly expected.
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- The most fatal disease of friendship is gradual decay, or dislike hourly increased by causes too slender for complaint, and too numerous for removal.
- They exchanged the quick, brilliant smile of women who dislike each other on sight.
- To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly.
- I have found men to be more kind than I expected, and less just.
- Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords: but, like all other pleasures immoderately enjoyed, the excesses of hope must be expiated by pain; and expectations improperly indulged must end in disappointment.
- I know not anything more pleasant, or more instructive, than to compare experience with expectation, or to register from time to time the difference between idea and reality. It is by this kind of observation that we grow daily less liable to be disappointed.