Meaning of To wish was to hope, and to hope was to expect Quote by Jane Austen.
The notion that a human being should be constantly happy is a uniquely modern, uniquely American, uniquely destructive idea.
Don’t despair: despair suggests you are in total control and know what is coming. You don’t – surrender to events with hope.
Seek happiness in tranquility and avoid ambition even if it be only the apparently innocent one of distinguishing yourself in science and discoveries.