Quotation of the Day: Jane Austen – On Human Temerity To Adjust and Surmount

There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better: we find comfort somewhere.
(from Ch. 5 of Mansfield Park)

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4 responses to “Quotation of the Day: Jane Austen – On Human Temerity To Adjust and Surmount

  1. Pingback: I Feel An Austen Coming On « Kate's Bookshelf

  2. “We find comfort somewhere” could be the theme of my 21st book, an Austen mash-up:

    http://www.levraphael.com/pride-and-prejudice-jewess.html

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    • I’m honored by your visit. Confort, as in peace of mind, we seldomly find. We almost never find that which we’re in search of. it is the reason I keep my eye on the ball, as the unexpected can be quieting.
      But temerity I think is one leg that keeks on eon the pass: could hope be the other? It remains to be observed and mentioned.

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