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LADY MARGUERITE BLESSINGTON, COUNTESS OF BLESSINGTON
English socialite and writer
(1789 - 1849)
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A beautiful woman without fixed principles may be likened to those fair but rootless flowers which float in streams, driven by every breeze.
      - [Women]

A German writer observes: "The noblest characters only show themselves in their real light. All others act comedy with their fellow-men even unto the grave."
      - [Character]

A woman should not paint sentiment till she has ceased to inspire it.
      - [Sentiment]

A woman's head is always influenced by her heart; but a man's heart is always influenced by his head.
      - [Hate]

Borrowed thoughts, like borrowed money, only show the poverty of the borrower.
      - [Plagiarism]

Flowers are the bright remembrances of youth; they waft us back, with their bland odorous breath, the joyous hours that only young life knows, ere we have learnt that this fair earth hides graves.
      - [Flowers]

Friends are the thermometers by which we may judge the temperature of our fortunes.
      - [Friends]

Genius is the gold in the mine, talent is the miner who works and brings it out.
      - [Genius]

Haste is always ungraceful.
      - [Haste]

Heaven sends us misfortunes as a moral tonic.
      - [Misfortune]

Love often reillumes his extinguished flame at the torch of jealousy.
      - [Jealousy]

Many minds that have withstood the most severe trials have been broken down by a succession of ignoble cares.
      - [Trouble]

Mediocrity is beneath a brave soul.
      - [Mediocrity]

Memory seldom fails when its office is to show us the tombs of our buried hopes.
      - [Memory]

Mountains appear more lofty the nearer they are approached, but great men resemble them not in this particular.
      - [Greatness]

Religion converts despair, which destroys, into resignation, which submits.
      - [Despair]

Satire often proceeds less from ill nature than a desire to display wit.
      - [Satire]

Superstition is but the fear of belief.
      - [Superstition]

Talent, like beauty, to be pardoned, must be obscure and unostentatious.
      - [Talent]

The chief requisites for a courtier are a flexible conscience and an inflexible politeness.
      - [Courtiers]

There is no knowledge for which so great a price is paid as a knowledge of the world; and no one ever became an adept in it except at the expense of a hardened or a wounded heart.
      - [Knowledge : World]

Those can most easily dispense with society who are the most calculated to adorn it; they only are dependent on it who possess no mental resources, for though they bring nothing to the general mart, like beggars, they are too poor to stay at home.
      - [Society]

Those who are formed to win general admiration are seldom calculated to bestow individual happiness.
      - [Admiration : Attractiveness]

Thoughts come maimed and plucked of plumage from the lips, which, from the pea, in the silence of your own leisure and study, would be born with far more beauty.
      - [Thought]

When the sun shines on you, you see your friends. It requires sunshine to be seen by them to advantage!
      - [Sun]


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