To deliberate and judge

“I have frequently detected myself in such kind of mistakes, in total misapprehension of character in some point or other: fancying people so much more gay or grave, or ingenious or stupid than they really are, and I can hardly tell why , or in what the deception originated. Sometimes one is guided by what they say of themselves, and very frequently by what other people say of them, without giving oneself time to deliberate and judge.”

-Elinor Dashwood from Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

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