Agreeable eye.

an eudæmonistarchives

pleasant & agreeable

merely decorative?

It’s dreary out.

He is a learned man, and has a power of college-books by heart: his greatest fault is, that he incessantly quotes passages from them in conversation, which is not agreeable to everybody.

– Alain-Renée Lesage (Gil Blas, vol. 1, p. 149 (II.ix))1

Years ago my mother used to say to me, she’d say, ‘In this world, Elwood, you must be,’ – she always called me Elwood – ‘In this world, you must be oh so smart, or oh so pleasant.’ Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me.

– Mary Chase (Harvey)

  1. Translated by Tobias Smollett.

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