• So I learned two things that night, and the next day, from him: the perfection of a moment, and the fleeting nature of it

    Margaret George
  • The cure for a broken heart is simple, my lady. A hot bath and a good night's sleep

    Margaret George
  • Perhaps life is like an hour glass, with dear ones the sand that slips from the upper glass--the earth--into the second--eternity

    Margaret George
  • But marrying within one's own family can get monotonous. One has heard all the same family stories, knows all the jokes and all the same recipes. No novelty

    Margaret George
  • Boredom is that awful state of inaction when the very medicine ― that is, activity ― which could solve it, is seen as odious.Archery? It is too cold, and besides, the butts need re-covering; the rats have been at the straw.Music? To hear it is tedious; to compose it, too taxing. And so on.Of all the afflictions, boredom is ultimately the most unmanning.Eventually, it transforms you into a great nothing who does nothing ― a cousin to sloth and a brother to melancholy

    Margaret George
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