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No man is offended by another man's admiration of the woman he loves; it is the woman only who can make it a torment.
 

No one can be really esteemed accomplished who does not greatly surpass what is usually met with.
 

Nobody minds having what is too good for them.
 

Nothing amuses me more than the easy manner with which everybody settles the abundance of those who have a great deal less than themselves.
 

Nothing ever fatigues me, but doing what I do not like.
 

Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility. It is often only carelessness of opinion, and sometimes an indirect boast.
 

Oh! dear; I was so miserable! I am sure I must have been as white as my gown.
 

Oh! do not attack me with your watch. A watch is always too fast or too slow. I cannot be dictated to by a watch.
 

One cannot be always laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty.
 

One cannot fix one's eyes on the commonest natural production without finding food for a rambling fancy.
 

One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it, unless it has been all suffering, nothing but suffering.
 

One half of the world can not understand the pleasures of the other.
 

One man's style must not be the rule of another's.
 

One man's ways may be as good as another's, but we all like our own best.
 

Only a novel'... in short, only some work in which the greatest powers of the mind are displayed, in which the most thorough knowledge of human nature, the happiest delineation of its varieties, the liveliest effusions of wit and humour are conveyed to the world in the best chosen language.
 

Respect for right conduct is felt by every body.
 

Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised, or a little mistaken.
 

Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.
 

She was stronger alone.
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Silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way.
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