An ugly baby is a very nasty object - and the prettiest is frightful.
We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat. They do not exist.
Great events make me quiet and calm; it is only trifles that irritate my nerves.
What you say of the pride of giving life to an immortal soul is very fine dear, but I own I cannot enter into that: I think much more of our being like a cow or a dog at such moments: when our poor nature becomes so very animal and unecstatic
Being pregnant is an occupational hazard of being a wife.
The important thing is not what they think of me, but what I think of them.
I think people really marry far too much; it is such a lottery after all, and for a poor woman a very doubtful happiness.
For a man to strike any women is most brutal, and I, as well as everyone else, think this far worse than any attempt to shoot, which, wicked as it is, is at least more comprehensible and more courageous.
The Queen is most anxious to enlist everyone in checking this mad, wicked folly of 'Women's Rights'. It is a subject which makes the Queen so furious that she cannot contain herself.
A marriage is no amusement but a solemn act, and generally a sad one.
When I think of a merry, happy, free young girl - and look at the ailing, aching state a young wife generally is doomed to - which you can't deny is the penalty of marriage.