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

Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.


To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.


We do not look in our great cities for our best morality.


Those who do not complain are never pitied.


To look almost pretty is an acquisition of higher delight to a girl who has been looking plain for the first fifteen years of her life than a beauty from her cradle can ever receive.


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.


It is happy for you that you possess the talent of flattering with delicacy. May I ask whether these pleasing attentions proceed from the impulse of the moment, or are they the result of previous study?


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

    Topics: Friendship

Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without further expense to anybody.


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

    Topics: Friendship

Every man is surrounded by a neighborhood of voluntary spies.


A woman, especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can.


What wild imaginations one forms where dear self is concerned! How sure to be mistaken!


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