The strongest point in her character was her contempt of money. Not that she had any objection to it, or would at all have turned up her nose at another 100 a year...but that in real truth she never measured herself by what she possessed, or others by what they posessed. (many examples of her small economies follow)She did not spend what she did not have, and did not try to show otherwise, but she was still a gracious hostess and tried to keep up appearance, as reasonably possible, but not excessively. "My idea of money is this, that whether you have much or little, you should make your arrangements so it be no matter of thought to you.Your money should be just like counters at a round game with children, and should mean nothing. It comes to that once you get things on a proper footing.

— A lady with modest means still lives like a lady  

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