"Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise."
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"A weak mind is like a microscope, which magnifies trifling things, but cannot receive great ones."
"A man's own good breeding is the best security against other people's ill manners."
"Manners must adorn knowledge, and smooth its way through the world."
"Ceremony is necessary as the outwork and defense of manners."
"Speak of the moderns without contempt, and of the ancients without idolatry."
"Frequent and loud laughter is the characteristic of folly and ill manners."
"In my mind, there is nothing so illiberal, and so ill-bred, as audible laughter."
"Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give luster, and many more people see than weigh."
"Knowledge of the world in only to be acquired in the world, and not in a closet."
"Inferiority is what you enjoy in your best friends."
"History is but a confused heap of facts."
"Men, as well as women, are much oftener led by their hearts than by their understandings."
"To have frequent recourse to narrative betrays great want of imagination."
"Most people enjoy the inferiority of their best friends."
"When a person is in fashion, all they do is right."
"Honest error is to be pitied, not ridiculed."
"Our own self-love draws a thick veil between us and our faults."
"Any affectation whatsoever in dress implies, in my mind, a flaw in the understanding."
"The only solid and lasting peace between a man and his wife is, doubtless, a separation."
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