Quotes by Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington

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… with a good fortune, a brilliant position, and a weak, indulgent husband, what more could she desire?

Sure there’s different roads from this to Dungarvan—some thinks one road pleasanter, and some think another; wouldn’t it be mighty foolish to quarrel for this?—and sure isn’t it twice worse to try to interfere with people for choosing the road they like best to heaven?
… Lady Janet … never has any opinion but mine: this is what I call the only solid foundation to build matrimonial happiness upon; and so I have made up my mind to marry.
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.
When the sun shines on you, you see your friends. Friends are the thermometers by which one may judge the temperature of our fortunes.

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