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Marianne Dashwood Quotes

Eight of the best book quotes from Marianne Dashwood
  1. #1
    “The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much!”
  2. #2
    She was without any power, because she was without any desire of command over herself.
  3. #3
    Marianne Dashwood was born to an extraordinary fate. She was born to discover the falsehood of her own opinions, and to counteract, by her conduct, her most favourite maxims. She was born to overcome an affection formed so late in life as at seventeen, and with no sentiment superior to strong esteem and lively friendship, voluntarily to give her hand to another! -- and that other, a man who had suffered no less than herself under the event of a former attachment, -- whom, two years before, she had considered too old to be married, -- and who still sought the constitutional safeguard of a flannel waistcoat!
  4. #4
    “He admires as a lover, not as a connoisseur. To satisfy me, those characters must be united. I could not be happy with a man whose taste did not in every point coincide with my own. He must enter into all my feelings; the same books, the same music must charm us both.”
  5. #5
    “Always resignation and acceptance. Always prudence and honour and duty. Elinor, where is your heart?”
  6. #6
    “It is not time or opportunity that is to determine intimacy;—it is disposition alone. Seven years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted with each other, and seven days are more than enough for others.”
  7. #7
    “If I could but know his heart, everything would become easy.”
  8. #8
    Money can only give happiness where there is nothing else to give it.
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