Margaret Oliphant Quotes

Top 29 wise famous quotes and sayings by Margaret Oliphant

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Margaret Oliphant quotes: There are some people who never learn; indeed, few people learn by experience, so far as I have ever seen. There are some people who never learn; indeed, few people learn by experience, so far as I have ever seen.
Margaret Oliphant quotes: Imagination is the first faculty wanting in those that do harm to their kind ... Imagination is the first faculty wanting in those that do harm to their kind ...
Margaret Oliphant quotes: To have a man who can flirt is next thing to indispensable to a leader of society. To have a man who can flirt is next thing to indispensable to a leader of society.
Margaret Oliphant quotes: It is often easier to justify one's self to others than to respond to the secret doubts that arise in one's own bosom. It is often easier to justify one's self to others than to respond to the secret doubts that arise in one's own bosom.
Margaret Oliphant quotes: Somehow even a popular fallacy has an aspect of truth when it suits one's own case. Somehow even a popular fallacy has an aspect of truth when it suits one's own case.
Margaret Oliphant quotes: There is nothing so costly as bargains. There is nothing so costly as bargains.
Margaret Oliphant quotes: Good works may only be beautiful sins, if they are not done in a true spirit ... Good works may only be beautiful sins, if they are not done in a true spirit ...
Margaret Oliphant quotes: Married people do stand up so for each other when you say a word, however they may fight between themselves. Married people do stand up so for each other when you say a word, however they may fight between themselves.
Margaret Oliphant quotes: Spring cold is like the poverty of a poor man who has had a fortune left him - better days are coming ... Spring cold is like the poverty of a poor man who has had a fortune left him - better days are coming ...
Margaret Oliphant quotes: Every generation has a conceit of itself which elevates it, in its own opinion, above that which comes after it. Every generation has a conceit of itself which elevates it, in its own opinion, above that which comes after it.
Margaret Oliphant quotes: A hotel is a hotel all the world over, a place essentially vulgar, commonplace, venal, the travesty of a human home. A hotel is a hotel all the world over, a place essentially vulgar, commonplace, venal, the travesty of a human home.
Margaret Oliphant quotes: The middle of life is the testing-ground of character and strength. The middle of life is the testing-ground of character and strength.
Margaret Oliphant quotes: For everybody knows that it requires very little to satisfy the gentlemen, if a woman will only give her mind to it. For everybody knows that it requires very little to satisfy the gentlemen, if a woman will only give her mind to it.
Margaret Oliphant quotes: I have my own way of dividing people, as I suppose most of us have. There are those whom I can talk to, and those whom I can't. I have my own way of dividing people, as I suppose most of us have. There are those whom I can talk to, and those whom I can't.
Margaret Oliphant quotes: There's looks as speaks as strong as words ... There's looks as speaks as strong as words ...
Margaret Oliphant quotes: The eye is deceitful as well as the heart. The eye is deceitful as well as the heart.
Margaret Oliphant quotes: Next to happiness, perhaps enmity is the most healthful stimulant of the human mind. Next to happiness, perhaps enmity is the most healthful stimulant of the human mind.
Margaret Oliphant quotes: I think reading a novel is almost next best to having something to do. I think reading a novel is almost next best to having something to do.
Margaret Oliphant quotes: All perfection is melancholy. All perfection is melancholy.
Margaret Oliphant quotes: Terror of being found out is not always a preservative, it sometimes hurries on the act which it ought to prevent ... Terror of being found out is not always a preservative, it sometimes hurries on the act which it ought to prevent ...
Margaret Oliphant quotes: What happiness is there which is not purchased with more or less of pain? What happiness is there which is not purchased with more or less of pain?
Margaret Oliphant quotes: Even in misery we love to be foremost, to have the bitter in our cup acknowledged as more bitter than that of others. Even in misery we love to be foremost, to have the bitter in our cup acknowledged as more bitter than that of others.
Margaret Oliphant quotes: It is so seldom in this world that things come just when they are wanted ... It is so seldom in this world that things come just when they are wanted ...
Margaret Oliphant quotes: Truly there is nothing in the world so blessed or so sweet as the heritage of children. Truly there is nothing in the world so blessed or so sweet as the heritage of children.
Margaret Oliphant quotes: Oh, never mind the fashion. When one has a style of one's own, it is always twenty times better. Oh, never mind the fashion. When one has a style of one's own, it is always twenty times better.
Margaret Oliphant quotes: One only says it is one's duty when one has something disagreeable to do ... One only says it is one's duty when one has something disagreeable to do ...
Margaret Oliphant quotes: The ideal is the flower-garden of the mind, and very apt to run to weeds unless carefully tended. The ideal is the flower-garden of the mind, and very apt to run to weeds unless carefully tended.
Margaret Oliphant quotes: Temptations come, as a general rule, when they are sought. Temptations come, as a general rule, when they are sought.