Quotes by Maria Edgeworth

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Maria Edgeworth (January 1, 1767-May 22, 1849) was an Irish novelist.

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The human heart, at whatever age, opens only to the heart that opens in return.

I’ve a great fancy to see my own funeral afore I die.
Children were pretty things at three years old; but began to be great plagues at six, and were quite intolerable at ten.
Those who have lived in a house with spoiled children must have a lively recollection of the degree of torment they can inflict upon all who are within sight or hearing.
… sometimes the very faults of parents produce a tendency to opposite virtues in their children.
It is a custom in Ireland, among shoemakers, if they intoxicate themselves on Sunday, to do no work on Monday; and this they call making a Saint Monday or keeping Saint Crispin's day. Many here adopted this good custom from the example of the shoemakers.
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, / All play and no work makes Jack a mere toy.
Timid brides, you have, probably, hitherto been addressed as angels. Prepare for the time when you shall again become mortal.
Reconciliations are the cement of friendship. Therefore friends should quarrel to strengthen their attachment, and offend each other for the pleasure of being reconciled.