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MARIE VON EBNER-ESCHENBACH
Austrian novelist
(1830 - 1916)
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Passion is always suffering, even when gratified.
      - [Passion]

Pity is love in undress.
      - [Pity]

Since the well-known victory over the hare by the tortoise the descendants of the tortoise think themselves miracles of speed.
      - [Vanity]

The incurable ills are the imaginary ills.
      - [Imagination]

The sympathy of most people consists of a mixture of good-humor, curiosity, and self-importance.
      - [Sympathy]

The understanding of some men is clear, that of others brilliant. The former illumines its surroundings; the latter obscures them.
      - [Understanding]

The wise man is seldom prudent.
      - [Wisdom]

There are very few honest friends--the demand is not particularly great.
      - [Friendship]

There are women who love their husbands as blindly, as enthusiastically, and as enigmatically as nuns their cloister.
      - [Love]

There is only one proof of ability,--action.
      - [Action]

There is something so beautiful in trust that even the most hardened liar needs feel a certain respect for those who confide in him.
      - [Trust]

They understand but little who understand only what can be explained.
      - [Understanding]

To be content with little is difficult; to be content with much impossible.
      - [Contentment]

Unattainable wishes are often "pious." This seems to indicate that only profane wishes are fulfilled.
      - [Wishes]

We are valued wither too highly or not high enough; we are never taken at our real worth.
      - [Worth]

We should always forgive,--the penitent for their sake, the impenitent for our own.
      - [Forgiveness]

We usually learn to wait only when we have no longer anything to wait for.
      - [Patience]

What delights us in visible beauty is the invisible.
      - [Beauty]

When the time comes in which one could, the time has passed in which one can.
      - [Opportunity]

Where would the power of women be, were it not for the vanity of men?
      - [Vanity]

Wit is an intermittent fountain; kindness is a perennial spring.
      - [Wit]


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