Traveling is the ruin of all happiness! There's no looking at a building after seeing Italy.
In the bosom of her respectable family resided Camilla.
I cannot sleep - great joy is as restless as great sorrow
. . . men seldom risk their lives where an escape is without hope of recompense.
A little alarm now and then keeps life from stagnation.
There is no looking at a building here after seeing Italy.
. . . Imagination took the reins, and Reason, slow-paced, though sure-footed, was unequal to a race with so eccentric and flighty a companion.
I am ashamed of confessing that I have nothing to confess.
For my part, I confess I seldom listen to the players: one has so much to do, in looking about and finding out one's acquaintance, that, really, one has no time to mind the stage. One merely comes to meet one's friends, and show that one's alive.
Indeed, the freedom with which Dr Johnson condemns whatever he disapproves is astonishing.
Generosity without delicacy, like wit without judgement, generally gives as much pain as pleasure.
But alas, my dear child, we are the slaves of custom, the dupes of prejudice, and dare not stem the torrent of the opposing world, even though our judgments condemn our compliance! However, since the die is cast, we must endeavor to make the best of it.