Elizabeth Gaskell — British Novelist born on September 29, 1810, died on November 12, 1865

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, née Stevenson, often referred to simply as Mrs Gaskell, was an English novelist and short story writer during the Victorian era. Her novels offer a detailed portrait of the lives of many strata of society, including the very poor, and are of interest to social historians as well as lovers of literature. Gaskell's The Life of Charlotte Bronte, published in 1857, was the first biography of the eponymous novelist... (wikipedia)

The cloud never comes from the quarter of the horizon from which we watch for it.
Madam your wife and I didn't hit it off the only time I ever saw her. I won't say she was silly, but I think one of us was silly, and it wasn't me.
How easy it is to judge rightly after one sees what evil comes from judging wrongly!
Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom.
People may flatter themselves just as much by thinking that their faults are always present to other people's minds, as if they believe that the world is always contemplating their individual charms and virtues.