Jane Austen Quotes

Jane Austen

English novelist (1775 - 1817)

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Business, you know, may bring money, but friendship hardly ever does.

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One cannot be always laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty.

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We met Dr. Hall in such deep mourning that either his mother, his wife, or himself must be dead.

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I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me that trouble of liking them.

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For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors and laugh at them in our turn?

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In every power, of which taste is the foundation, excellence is pretty fairly divided between the sexes.

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I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them.

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What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance.

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Where so many hours have been spent in convincing myself that I am right, is there not some reason to fear I may be wrong?

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I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them.

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Where so many hours have been spent in convincing myself that I am right, is there not some reason to fear I may be wrong?

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A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.

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I pay very little regard...to what any young person says on the subject of marriage. If they profess a disinclination for it, I only set it down that they have not yet seen the right person.

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There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much; but then, 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.

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Everybody likes to go their own way--to choose their own time and manner of devotion.

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It will, I believe, be everywhere found, that as the clergy are, or are not what they ought to be, so are the rest of the nation.

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Oh! do not attack me with your watch. A watch is always too fast or too slow. I cannot be dictated to by a watch.

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Where any one body of educated men, of whatever denomination, are condemned indiscriminately, there must be a deficiency of information, or...of something else.

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If any one faculty of our nature may be called more wonderful than the rest, I do think it is memory. There seems something more speakingly incomprehensible in the powers, the failures, the inequalities of memory, than in any other of our intelligences. The memory is sometimes so retentive, so serviceable, so obedient; at others, so bewildered and so weak; and at others again, so tyrannic, so beyond control! We are, to be sure, a miracle every way; but our powers of recollecting and of forgetting do seem peculiarly past finding out.

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A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.

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Nothing amuses me more than the easy manner with which everybody settles the abundance of those who have a great deal less than themselves.

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We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.

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But when a young lady is to be a heroine, the perverseness of forty surrounding families cannot prevent her. Something must and will happen to throw a hero in her way.

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Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.

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One half of the world can not understand the pleasures of the other.

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At my time of life opinions are tolerably fixed. It is not likely that I should now see or hear anything to change them.

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It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. However little known the feelings or views of such a man on his first entering a neighbourhood, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of ths surrounding families, that he is considered as the rightful property of some one or other of their daughters.

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What dreadful weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance.

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In all the important preparations of the mind she was complete: being prepared for matrimony by an hatred of home, restraint, and tranquillity; by the misery of disappointed affection, and contempt of the man she was to marry.

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We all know him to be a proud, unpleasant sort of a man; but this would be nothing if you really liked him.

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"Only a novel"... in short, only some work in which the greatest powers of the mind are displayed, in which the most thorough knowledge of human nature, the happiest delineation of its varieties, the liveliest effusions of wit and humour are conveyed to the world in the best chosen language.

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You have delighted us long enough.

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For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbours, and laugh at them in our turn?

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It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

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It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage.

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To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.

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Wisdom is better than wit, and in the long run will certainly have the laugh on her side.

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It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a large fortune must be in want of a wife.

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Life is just a quick succession of busy nothings.

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It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

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Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.

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Nothing ever fatigues me, but doing what I do not like.

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You must learn some of my philosophy. Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.

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A woman should never be trusted with money.

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The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.

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An artist cannot do anything slovenly.

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Why not seize the pleasure at once, how often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparations.

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