14 Quotations by Countess of Blessington, Marguerite Gardiner
- 1. Borrowed thoughts, like borrowed money, only show the poverty of the borrower.
- 2. Friends are the thermometer by which we may judge the temperature of our fortunes.
- 3. Genius is the gold in the mine; talent is the miner who works and brings it out.
- 4. Happiness consists not in having much, but in being content with little.
- 5. Happiness is a rare plant that seldom takes root on earth few ever enjoyed it, except for a brief pe ...
- 6. Love matches are made by people who are content, for a month of honey, to condemn themselves to a li ...
- 7. Mountains appear more lofty the nearer they are approached, but great men resemble them not in this ...
- 8. Praise is the only gift for which people are really grateful.
- 9. Superstition is only the fear of belief, while religion is the confidence.
- 10. The chief prerequisite for a escort is to have a flexible conscience and an inflexible politeness.
- 11. The difference between weakness and wickedness is much less than people suppose; and the consequence ...
- 12. There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.
- 13. Virtue, like a dowerless beauty, has more admirers than followers.
- 14. We never respect those who amuse us, however we may smile at their comic powers.
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