Our impartiality is kept for abstract merit and demerit, which none of us ever saw.
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- I have the conviction that excessive literary production is a social offence.
- We women are always in danger of living too exclusively in the affections; and though our affections are perhaps the best gifts we have, we ought also to have our share of the more independent life — some joy in things for their own sake. It is piteous to see the helplessness of some sweet women when their affections are disappointed — because all their teaching has been, that they can only delight in study of any kind for the sake of a personal love. They have never contemplated an independent delight in ideas as an experience which they could confess without being laughed at. Yet surely women need this defense against passionate affliction even more than men.
- Our words have wings, but fly not where we would.
- A woman’s heart must be of such a size and no larger, else it must be pressed small, like Chinese feet; her happiness is to be made as cakes are, by a fixed receipt.
- The happiest women, like the happiest nations, have no history.
- People who can’t be witty exert themselves to be devout and affectionate.