Jane Austen Quotes
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An artist cannot do anything slovenly.
Those who do not complain are never pitied.
Everything nourishes what is strong already.
A woman never looks better than on horseback.
Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.
Vanity working on a weak head produces every sort of mischief.
A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.
One half the world can not understand the pleasures of the other.
When pain is over, the remembrance of it often becomes a pleasure.
One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.
There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends.
One man's ways may be as good as another's, but we all like our own best.
Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.
I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice, though not in principle.
In nine cases out of ten, a woman had better show more affection than she feels.
Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.
Selfishness must always be forgiven, you know, because there is no hope of a cure.
Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.
It is very unfair to judge of any body's conduct without an intimate knowledge of their situation.
Elinor agreed with it all, for she did not think he deserved the compliment of rational opposition.
In every power, of which taste is the foundation, excellence is pretty fairly divided between the sexes.
A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.
Why not seize the pleasure at once? How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation!
A woman, especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can.
It is better to know as little as possible of the defects of the person with whom you are to pass your life.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
Nobody, who has not been in the interior of a family, can say what the difficulties of any individual of that family may be.
Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility. It is often only carelessness of opinion, and sometimes an indirect boast.
If one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better: we find comfort somewhere.
Children of the same family, the same blood, with the same first associations and habits, have some means of enjoyment in their power, which no subsequent connections can supply.
There is not the least wit in my nature. I am a very matter-of-fact, plain-spoken being, and may blunder on the borders of a repartee for half-an-hour together without striking it out.
There seems almost a general wish of decrying the capacity and undervaluing the labor of the novelist, and of slighting the performances which have only genius, wit, and taste to recommend them.
Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.
Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves; vanity to what we would have others think of us.
There is not one in a hundred of either sex who is not taken in when they marry. Look where I will, I see that it is so; and I feel that it must be so, when I consider that it is, of all transactions, the one in which people expect most from others, and are least honest themselves.