Advice is seldom welcome, and those who need it the most, like it the least.
Women are much more like each other than men: they have, in truth, but two passions, vanity and love; these are their universal characteristics.
Remember, as long as you live, that nothing but strict truth can carry you through the world, with either your conscience or your honor unwounded.
It is commonly said, and more particularly by Lord Shaftesbury, that ridicule is the best test of truth.
It is an undoubted truth, that the less one has to do, the less time one finds to do it in. One yawns, one procrastinates, one can do it when one will, and therfore one seldom does it at all.
Our conjectures pass upon us for truths; we will know what we do not know, and often, what we cannot know: so mortifying to our pride is the base suspicion of ignorance.