Best Quotes by Fanny Burney (Top 9)

  1. Unused to the situations in which I find myself, and embarassed by the slightest difficulties, I seldom discover, till too late, how I ought to act.
  2. Generosity without delicacy, like wit without judgement, generally gives as much pain as pleasure.
  3. I am ashamed of confessing that I have nothing to confess.
  4. Traveling is the ruin of all happiness! There's no looking at a building after seeing Italy.
  5. To despise riches, may, indeed, be philosophic, but to dispense them worthily, must surely be more beneficial to mankind.
  6. For my part, I confess I seldom listen to the players: one has so much to do, in looking about and finding out one's acquaintance, that, really, one has no time to mind the stage. One merely comes to meet one's friends, and show that one's alive.
  7. I cannot sleep - great joy is as restless as great sorrow.
  8. A little alarm now and then keeps life from stagnation.
  9. Imagination took the reins, and reason, slow-paced, though sure-footed, was unequal to a race with so eccentric and flighty a companion.