Quotations by Maria Edgeworth
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Born: Thursday, January 1, 1767
Died: Tuesday, May 22, 1849 (82 years old)
An orator is the worse person to tell a plain fact.
Business was his aversion; Pleasure was his business.
(Keywords: Business, Pleasure)
Fortune's wheel never stands still the highest point is therefore the most perilous.
How success changes the opinion of men!
(Keywords: Success, Opinion)
I've a great fancy to see my own funeral afore I die.
Our Irish blunders are never blunders of the heart.
(Keywords: Heart, Irish)
Some people talk of morality, and some of religion, but give me a little snug property.
(Keywords: Religion, Morality, People, Property, Talk)
Surely it is much more generous to forgive and remember, than to forgive and forget.
The bore is usually considered a harmless creature, or of that class of irrationa bipeds who hurt only themselves.
(Keywords: Class, Hurt)
The human heart, at whatever age, opens only to the heart that opens in return.
(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.
(Keywords: Law, Right)