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    if you cannot get what you want, common sense suggests that you should put your mind to wanting what you can get.
    — Patricia Wentworth
    tags: mind 
     
    It is the man who is sure of himself who disregards the opinion of the world. To be sure is to have power.
    — Patricia Wentworth
    tags: men  power  world  opinion 
     
    I do not approve of children being beaten. It is always a confession of failure.
    — Patricia Wentworth
    tags: children  failure  child 
     
    Children want one thing at a time, and want that one thing passionately.
    — Patricia Wentworth
    tags: children  time  child 
     
    Mary Stuart wrote, 'My end is in my beginning.' It is easier to agree with her than to decide what is the beginning, and what is the end.
    — Patricia Wentworth
    Anger was both a disfiguring and a revealing passion.
    — Patricia Wentworth
    tags: anger  passion 
     
    Too much information can be as disconcerting as too little.
    — Patricia Wentworth
    It's surprising how soon you can get used to having money. It's much easier than getting used to not having it.
    — Patricia Wentworth
    tags: money 
     
    Money's a very serious thing - especially when you haven't got any.
    — Patricia Wentworth
    tags: money 
     
    when married people begin to talk about their rights, it means something has gone pretty far wrong between them.
    — Patricia Wentworth
    tags: people  right  wrong  gone 
     
    Husbands and wives quarrel a lot more than anyone thinks, and it's oftener about little things than big ones.
    — Patricia Wentworth
    tags: wife 
     
    The fact is, for most of us, what happens to ourselves is so much more important than what happens to other people that the smallest mote in our own eye will prevent us from being unduly harrowed by someone else's beam.
    — Patricia Wentworth
    tags: people  eyes  facts 
     
    Nobody likes to be accused of a virtue.
    — Patricia Wentworth
    tags: virtue 
     
    Things you can't understand are always the hardest to bear. To know why is the first step to consolation.
    — Patricia Wentworth
    It is always better to say too little than too much.
    — Patricia Wentworth
    Most of the things one worries about never happen.
    — Patricia Wentworth
    tags: worries 
     
    A lie that is half a truth is ever the hardest to fight.
    — Patricia Wentworth
    tags: truth  lies  fight 
     
    One cannot withdraw from the life of the community. Injury to one member of it cannot fail to be the concern of all.
    — Patricia Wentworth
    tags: community  fail 
     
    Any road is bound to arrive somewhere if you follow it far enough
    — Patricia Wentworth
    The fact is, people who don't have any misfortunes are very irritating to their neighbours. No opportunities for popping in with condolences and new-laid eggs. No visits to the afflicted. No opportunities for the milk of human kindness to flow. Naturally it doesn't.
    — Patricia Wentworth
    When you've just made the most complete fool of yourself, you feel the need of a specially high horse to ride.
    — Patricia Wentworth
    tags: fools 
     
    Take things as they come. Take things as they are. What does it matter? There's one end to everything.
    — Patricia Wentworth
    Anyone who pretends not to be interested in money is either a fool or a knave.
    — Patricia Wentworth
    tags: money  fools 
     
    there are virtues which are very well in the abstract, but which, encountered in the flesh, can be a source of extreme irritation.
    — Patricia Wentworth
    tags: virtue  extreme 
     
    There is a country proverb which says, 'If you don't trouble trouble - trouble won't trouble you.
    — Patricia Wentworth
    When there is too much to say it is easier to say nothing at all.
    — Patricia Wentworth
    The most trying moments in human experience were those in which there was nothing to be done except to wait.
    — Patricia Wentworth
    tags: experience  human  moment 
     
    There is and always has been for me a peculiar need to write. This is very different from wanting to be a writer. To be a writer always seemed something so far removed from my talents and abilities and imaginings that it didn't afflict me at all as a notion when I was young. But I was always conscious that I wanted to write.
    — Patricia Wentworth
    tags: young  conscious  talent  write 
     
    A good many established writers seem to have the feeling that some day they are going to be found out, revealed as frauds.
    — Patricia Wentworth
    ... the things that happened in your body were never as bad as the things that happened in your mind.
    — Patricia Wentworth
    tags: body  bad  mind 
     
    There's a general consensus of opinion that people in love are apt to look silly - except to each other.
    — Patricia Wentworth
    tags: people  opinion 
     
    Love and a cold cannot be hid. It is, I believe, a Spanish proverb.
    — Patricia Wentworth
    tags: believe 
     
    happy people have got something to give to the world.
    — Patricia Wentworth
    tags: people  world 
     
    Being in a rage was rather like being out in a thunderstorm - you couldn't hear yourself think.
    — Patricia Wentworth
    You cannot divide minds into sexes. Each human being presents an individual problem.
    — Patricia Wentworth
    tags: present  human  problem  sex  mind 
     
    Once a suggestion has entered the general atmosphere of human thought, it is very difficult to neutralise it.
    — Patricia Wentworth
    tags: thoughts  human 
     
    it isn't good tactics to ask for something that you know will be refused.
    — Patricia Wentworth
    Emotion which you do not share can become intolerable.
    — Patricia Wentworth
    tags: emotion  shares 
     
    You can't do such a lot and do it all so well and have much time left for the ordinary human feelings.
    — Patricia Wentworth
    tags: time  human 
     
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