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Ann Radcliffe

  • Vanity often produces unreasonable alarm.

  • ... for passion here is virtue.

  • ... he was declaring the ardour of his passion in such terms as but too often make vehemence pass for sincerity ...

  • Ignorance of true pleasure more frequently than temptation to that which is false, leads to vice.

  • To discover depravity in those whom we have loved, is one of the most exquisite tortures to a virtuous mind, and the conviction is often rejected before it is finally admitted.

  • To a generous mind few circumstances are more afflicting than a discovery of perfidy in those whom we have trusted ...

  • There is no accounting for tastes.

  • But St. Aubert had too much good sense to prefer a charm to a virtue ...

  • Wisdom can boast no higher attainment than happiness.

  • ... one act of beneficence, one act of real usefulness, is worth all the abstract sentiment in the world.

  • Sentiment is a disgrace, instead of an ornament, unless it lead us to good actions.

  • How despicable is that humanity, which can be contented to pity, where it might assuage!

  • Never will I give my hand where my heart does not accompany it.

  • There are some few instances in which it is virtuous to disobey.

  • Calling sternness justice, he extolled that for strength of mind which was only callous insensibility.

  • When justice happens to oppose prejudice, we are apt to believe it virtuous to disobey her.

Ann Radcliffe, English novelist

(1764 - 1823)

Full name: Ann Ward Radcliffe.