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Emma from Jane Austen

The real evils, indeed, of Emma’s situation were the power of having rather too much her own way, and a disposition to think a little too well of herself; these were the disadvantages which threatened alloy to her many enjoyments. The danger, however, was at present so unperceived, that they did not by any means rank as misfortunes with her.

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How much I love every thing that is decided and open!

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One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.

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I always deserve the best treatment because I never put up with any other.

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

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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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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.

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Human nature is so well disposed towards those who are in interesting situations, that a young person, who either marries or dies, is sure of being kindly spoken of.

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