Marguerite Gardiner was born 1 September 1789, and died 4 June 1849
- Happiness consists not in having much, but in being content with little.
- A woman’s head is always influenced by heart; but a man’s heart by his head.
- Conversation is the legs on which thought walks; and writing, the wings by which it flies.
- Some people are capable of making great sacrifices, but few are capable of concealing how much the effort has cost them.
- Wit is the lightning of the mind, reason the sunshine, and reflection the moonlight.
- We never respect those who amuse us, however we may smile at their comic powers.
- Talent, like beauty, to be pardoned, must be obscure and unostentatious.
Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington, was an Irish novelist.
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