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

Dress is at all times a frivolous distinction, and excessive solicitude about it often destroys its own aim.


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


I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice, though not in principle.


Where youth and diffidence are united, it requires uncommon steadiness of reason to resist the attraction of being called the most charming girl in the world.


It sometimes happens that a woman is handsomer at twenty-nine than she was ten years before.


If things are going untowardly one month, they are sure to mend the next.


An artist cannot do anything slovenly.


Respect for right conduct is felt by every body.


If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.


The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love.


To flatter and follow others, without being flattered and followed in turn, is but a state of half enjoyment.


Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has been in their hands. I will not allow books to prove anything.


Where an opinion is general, it is usually correct.


There are certainly not so many men of large fortune in the world, as there are pretty women to deserve them.


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


Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised, or a little mistaken.


How quick come the reasons for approving what we like!


I cannot speak well enough to be unintelligible.


One man's ways may be as good as another's, but we all like our own best.


They are much to be pitied who have not been given a taste for nature early in life.


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