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.
- Few enterprises of great labor or hazard would be undertaken if we had not the power of magnifying the advantages we expect from them.
- 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.
- 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.
- We love to expect, and when expectation is either disappointed or gratified, we want to be again expecting.