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Mansfield Park Quotes

Authored By Dan Alex | Last Updated: 1/29/2014

Mansfield Park proves that love is a game that plays above all social ranks and status.

"But there certainly are not so many men of large fortune in the world as there are pretty women to deserve them."


"A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of."


"Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without further expense to anybody."


"There are certainly not so many men of large fortune in the world, as there are pretty women to deserve them."


“Everybody likes to go their own way- to choose their own time and manner of devotion.”


“I pay very little regard…to what any young person says on the subject of marriage.  If they profess a disinclination for it, I only set it down that they have not yet seen the right person.”


“I cannot think well of a man who sports with any woman’s feelings; and there may often be a great deal more suffered than a stander-by can judge of.”


"Where an opinion is general, it is usually correct."


"Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure."


"Oh! do not attack me with your watch. A watch is always too fast or too slow. I cannot be dictated to by a watch."


"Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings."


"An engaged woman is always more agreeable than a disengaged. She is satisfied with herself. Her cares are over, and she feels that she may exert all her powers of pleasing without suspicion. All is safe with a lady engaged; no harm can be done."


"We do not look in our great cities for our best morality."


"Nobody minds having what is too good for them."


"They are much to be pitied who have not been given a taste for nature early in life."


"It will, I believe, be everywhere found, that as the clergy are, or are not what they ought to be, so are the rest of the nation."


"Good-humoured, unaffected girls, will not do for a man who has been used to sensible women. They are two distinct orders of being."


“Nothing amuses me more than the easy manner with which everybody settles the abundance of those who have a great deal less than themselves.”


"Oh! do not attack me with your watch. A watch is always too fast or too slow. I cannot be dictated to by a watch."


"We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be."


“The enthusiasm of a woman’s love is even beyond the biographer’s.”


"We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be."

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