Quotations by Maria Edgeworth

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Born: Thursday, January 1, 1767
Died: Tuesday, May 22, 1849 (82 years old)
Profession: Novelist
Nationality: Irish


An orator is the worse person to tell a plain fact.
- Maria Edgeworth
(Keywords: Fact)

Business was his aversion; Pleasure was his business.
- Maria Edgeworth
(Keywords: Business, Pleasure)

Fortune's wheel never stands still the highest point is therefore the most perilous.
- Maria Edgeworth
(Keywords: Fortune)

How success changes the opinion of men!
- Maria Edgeworth
(Keywords: Success, Opinion)

I've a great fancy to see my own funeral afore I die.
- Maria Edgeworth
(Keywords: Fancy)

Our Irish blunders are never blunders of the heart.
- Maria Edgeworth
(Keywords: Heart, Irish)

Some people talk of morality, and some of religion, but give me a little snug property.
- Maria Edgeworth
(Keywords: Religion, Morality, People, Property, Talk)

Surely it is much more generous to forgive and remember, than to forgive and forget.
- Maria Edgeworth
(Keywords: Forget)

The bore is usually considered a harmless creature, or of that class of irrationa bipeds who hurt only themselves.
- Maria Edgeworth
(Keywords: Class, Hurt)

The human heart, at whatever age, opens only to the heart that opens in return.
- Maria Edgeworth
(Keywords: Age, Heart)

The law, in our case, seems to make the right; and the very reverse ought to be done - the right should make the law.
- Maria Edgeworth
(Keywords: Law, Right)







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