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Jane Porter

  • ... in his fairy dreams of war [Thaddeus] always made conquest the sure end of his battles ...

  • ... he was ... musing on the nice line which divides prudence from pusillanimity ...

  • He well knew the difference between a defender of his own country and the invader of another's.

  • A generous spirit is as eloquent in acknowledging benefits as it is bounteous in bestowing them ...

  • ... we never know the blessings bestowed on us until we are separated from the possession of them.

  • However you disguise slavery, it is slavery still. Its chains, though wreathed with roses, not only fasten on the body but rivet on the mind.

  • Love is full of imagination.

  • When the cup of any sensual pleasure is drained to the bottom, there is always poison in the dregs.

    • Jane Porter,
    • in Philip Sidney and Jane Porter, Aphorisms of Sir Philip Sidney, With Remarks by Miss Porter ()
  • Imparting knowledge is only lighting other men's candles at our lamp, without depriving ourselves of any flame.

    • Jane Porter,
    • in Philip Sidney and Jane Porter, Aphorisms of Sir Philip Sidney, With Remarks by Miss Porter ()
  • ... the most annoying of all public performers is the personal satirist. Though he may be considered by some few, as a useful member of society; yet he is only ranked with the hangman, whom we tolerate because he executes the judgment we abhor to do ourselves; and avoid, with a natural detestation of his office: The pen of the one and the cord of the other are inseparable in our minds.

    • Jane Porter,
    • in Philip Sidney and Jane Porter, Aphorisms of Sir Philip Sidney, With Remarks by Miss Porter ()
  • The best manner of avenging ourselves, is by not resembling him who has injured us.

    • Jane Porter,
    • in Philip Sidney and Jane Porter, Aphorisms of Sir Philip Sidney, With Remarks by Miss Porter ()
  • I never yet heard man or woman much abused that I was not inclined to think the better of them, and to transfer the suspicion or dislike to the one who found pleasure in pointing out the defects of another.

    • Jane Porter,
    • in Philip Sidney and Jane Porter, Aphorisms of Sir Philip Sidney, With Remarks by Miss Porter ()
  • Goodness is equally hateful to the wicked, as vice is to the virtuous.

  • ... none are fit judges of greatness but those who are capable of it.

    • Jane Porter,
    • in Philip Sidney and Jane Porter, Aphorisms of Sir Philip Sidney, With Remarks by Miss Porter ()
  • Happiness is not perfected until it is shared.

    • Jane Porter,
    • in Philip Sidney and Jane Porter, Aphorisms of Sir Philip Sidney, With Remarks by Miss Porter ()
  • Guilt is a spiritual Rubicon.

    • Jane Porter,
    • in Philip Sidney and Jane Porter, Aphorisms of Sir Philip Sidney, With Remarks by Miss Porter ()

Jane Porter, Scottish historical novelist, dramatist

(1776 - 1850)