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Wives and Daughters

Elizabeth Gaskell

Top 10 Best Quotes

“Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom.”

“How easy it is to judge rightly after one sees what evil comes from judging wrongly.”

“There is nothing like wounded affection for giving poignancy to anger.”

“I won't say she was silly, but I think one of us was silly, and it was not me.”

“The French girls would tell you, to believe that you were pretty would make you so.”

“I say, Gibson, we're old friends, and you're a fool if you take anything I say as an offence. Madam your wife and I did not hit it off the only time I ever saw her. I won't say she was silly, but I think one of us was silly, and it was not me.”

“I would far rather have two or three lilies of the valley gathered for me by a person I like, than the most expensive bouquet that could be bought!”

“I daresay it seems foolish; perhaps all our earthly trials will appear foolish to us after a while; perhaps they seem so now to angels. But we are ourselves, you know, and this is now, not some time to come, a long, long way off. And we are not angels, to be comforted by seeing the ends for which everything is sent.”

“Nay, nay!” said the Squire. “It’s not so easy to break one’s heart. Sometimes I’ve wished it were. But one has to go on living—‘all the appointed days,’ as is said in the Bible.”

“All sorts of thoughts cross one's mind—it depends upon whether one gives them harbour and encouragement”

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