Lady Marguerite Blessington Quotes & Wallpapers


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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. Lady Marguerite Blessington
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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. Lady Marguerite Blessington
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Happiness is a rare plant, that seldom takes root on earth - few ever enjoyed it, except for a brief period; the search after it is rarely rewarded by the discovery. But, there is an admirable substitute for it... a contented spirit. Lady Marguerite Blessington
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Praise is the only gift for which people are really grateful. Lady Marguerite Blessington
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Women excel more in literary judgment than in literary production, - they are better critics than authors. Lady Marguerite Blessington
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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. Lady Marguerite Blessington
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Many minds that have withstood the most severe trials have been broken down by a succession of ignoble cares. Lady Marguerite Blessington
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Satire often proceeds less from ill nature than a desire to display wit. Lady Marguerite Blessington
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Friends are the thermometers by which we may judge the temperature of our fortunes. Lady Marguerite Blessington
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Wit lives in the present, but genius survives the future. Lady Marguerite Blessington
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The vices of the rich and great are mistaken for errors; and those of the poor and lowly, for crimes. Lady Marguerite Blessington
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Friends are the thermometer by which we may judge the temperature of our fortunes. Lady Marguerite Blessington
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Virtue, like a dowerless beauty, has more admirers than followers. Lady Marguerite Blessington
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The vices of the rich and great are mistaken for error; and those of the poor and lowly, for crimes. Lady Marguerite Blessington
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Imagination, which is the eldorado of the poet and of the novel-writer, often proves the most pernicious gift to the individuals who compose the talkers instead of the writers in society. Lady Marguerite Blessington
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When the sun shines on you, you see your friends. It requires sunshine to be seen by them to advantage! Lady Marguerite Blessington
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A woman should not paint sentiment till she has ceased to inspire it. Lady Marguerite Blessington
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Memory seldom fails when its office is to show us the tombs of our buried hopes. Lady Marguerite Blessington
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The chief requisites for a courtier are a flexible conscience and an inflexible politeness. Lady Marguerite Blessington
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... if those only wrote, who were sure of being read, we should have fewer authors; and the shelves of libraries would not groan beneath the weight of dusty tomes more voluminous than luminous. Lady Marguerite Blessington
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Genius is the gold in the mine; talent is the miner who works and brings it out. Lady Marguerite Blessington
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A woman's head is always influenced by her heart; but a man's heart is always influenced by his head. Lady Marguerite Blessington
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Love often re-illumines his extinguished flame at the torch of jealousy. Lady Marguerite Blessington
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People seem to lose all respect for the past; events succeed each other with such velocity that the most remarkable one of a few years gone by, is no more remembered than if centuries had closed over it. Lady Marguerite Blessington
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Modern historians are all would-be philosophers; who, instead of relating facts as they occurred, give us their version, or rather perversions of them, always colored by their political prejudices, or distorted to establish some theory... Lady Marguerite Blessington
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Borrowed thoughts, like borrowed money, only show the poverty of the borrower. Lady Marguerite Blessington
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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. Lady Marguerite Blessington
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Mountains appear more lofty the nearer they are approached, but great men resemble them not in this particular. Lady Marguerite Blessington
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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. Lady Marguerite Blessington
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