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Jane Austen Quotes

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Jane Austen
December 16, 1775 - July 28, 1817
Nationality: British
Category: Writer
Subcategory: British Writer

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


A mind lively and at ease, can do with seeing nothing, and can see nothing that does not answer.


One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it, unless it has been all suffering, nothing but suffering.


Single women have a dreadful propensity for being poor. Which is one very strong argument in favor of matrimony.


Woman is fine for her own satisfaction alone. No man will admire her the more, no woman will like her the better for it. Neatness and fashion are enough for the former, and a something of shabbiness or impropriety will be most endearing to the latter.


One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.


Next to being married, a girl likes to be crossed in love a little now and then.

    Topics: Love

Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility. It is often only carelessness of opinion, and sometimes an indirect boast.


General benevolence, but not general friendship, made a man what he ought to be.


There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.


Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery.


Vanity working on a weak head, produces every sort of mischief.


No man is offended by another man's admiration of the woman he loves; it is the woman only who can make it a torment.


There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.


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


From politics, it was an easy step to silence.


Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.

    Topics: Marriage

One man's style must not be the rule of another's.


A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.

    Topics: Marriage

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.


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