Maria Edgeworth Quotes

Most popular Maria Edgeworth Quotes

Wit is often its own worst enemy.


It sometimes requires courage to fly from danger.


A straight line is the shortest in morals as in mathematics.
— Maria Edgeworth
The bore is usually considered a harmless creature, or of that class of irrational bipeds who hurt only themselves.

boring people

The law, in our case, seems to make the right, and the very reverse ought to be done—the right should make the law.


Those who are animated by hope can perform what would seem impossibilities to those who are under the depressing influence of fear.

hope fear

It is little consolation, and no compensation, to the person who is hurt that the offender pleads he did not mean to say or do any thing rude.  A rude thing is a rude thing—the intention is nothing—all we are to judge of is the fact.