Sir, I appreciate the struggle you have been through, and I am very sorry to have caused you pain. Believe me, it was unconsciously done. … I’m sure that the feelings which, as you’ve told me have hindered your regard, will help you in overcoming it. … And I might as well enquire why, with so evident a design of insulting me, you chose to tell me that you liked me against your better judgment.
Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennet