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Jane Porter Quotes

Magnanimity is above circumstance; and any virtue which depends on that is more of constitution than of principle.
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The best manner of avenging ourselves is by not resembling him who has injured us.

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Happiness is not perfected until it is shared.

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Be shocking, be daring, be bold, be passionate.

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The only impregnable citadel of virtue is religion; for there is no bulwark of mere morality, which some temptation may not overtop or undermine, and destroy.

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Love is full of imagination.

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A generous spirit is as eloquent in acknowledging benefits as it is bounteous in bestowing them ...

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Goodness is equally hateful to the wicked, as vice is to the virtuous.

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We never know the blessings bestowed on us until we are separated from the possession of them.

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In his fairy dreams of war [Thaddeus] always made conquest the sure end of his battles ...

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It has been wisely said, "that well may thy guardian angel suffer thee to lose thy locks, when thou darest wilfully to lay thy head in the lap of temptation!" Was it not easier for the hero of Judaea to avoid the touch of the fair Philistine, than to elude her power when held in her arms?

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That grief is the most durable which flows inward, and buries its streams with its fountain, in the depths of the heart.

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Where there is any good disposition, confidence begets faithfulness; but distrust, if it do not produce treachery; never fails to destroy every inclination to evince fidelity. Most people disdain to clear themselves from the accusations of mere suspicion.

— Jane Porter

But the most annoying of all public reformers is the personal satirist. Though he may be considered by some few as a useful member of society, yet he is only ranked with the hangman, whom we tolerate because he executes the judgment we abhor to do ourselves, and avoid with a natural detestation of his office. The pen of the one and the cord of the other are inseparable in our minds.

— Jane Porter

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