Jane Austen Quotes

38 Jane Austen quotes:

"The post office has a great charm at one point of our lives. When you have lived to my age, you will begin to think letters are never worth going through the rain for."
"It does not appear to me that my hand is unworthy your acceptance, or that the establishment I can offer would be any other than highly desirable."
Author: Austen Quotes Category: Acceptance Quotes
"It was, perhaps, one of those cases in which advice is good or bad only as the event decides."
Author: Austen Quotes Category: Advice Quotes
"In nine cases out of ten, a woman had better show more affection than she feels."
"Next to being married, a girl likes to be crossed in love a little now and then."
Author: Austen Quotes Category: Affection Quotes British Writer Quotes
"Single women have a dreadful propensity for being poor. Which is one very strong argument in favor of matrimony."
Author: Austen Quotes Category: Women Quotes British Writer Quotes
"To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment."
Author: Austen Quotes Category: Nature Quotes British Writer Quotes
"A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of."
Author: Austen Quotes Category: Happiness Quotes British Writer Quotes
"There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort."
"She was determined, as she felt it to be her duty, to try to overcome all that was excessive."
Author: Austen Quotes Category: Duty Quotes
"In every power, of which taste is the foundation, excellence is pretty fairly divided among the sexes."
Author: Austen Quotes Category: Excellence Quotes
"It may be possible to do without dancing entirely. Instances have been known of young people passing many, many months successively without being at any ball of any description, and no material injury accrue either to body or mind; but when a beginning is made -- when the felicities of rapid motion have once been, though slightly, felt -- it must be a very heavy set that does not ask for more."
"If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more."
"I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice, though not in principle."
Author: Austen Quotes Category: Habit Quotes British Writer Quotes
"There are certainly are not so many men of large fortune in the world as there are of pretty woman to deserve them."
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"Human nature is so well disposed towards those who are in interesting situations, that a young person, who either marries or dies, is sure of being kindly spoken of."
Author: Austen Quotes Category: Death Quotes British Writer Quotes
"What wild imaginations one forms where dear self is concerned! How sure to be mistaken!"
Author: Austen Quotes Category: Self Quotes British Writer Quotes
"I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me that trouble of liking them."
Author: Austen Quotes Category: People Quotes British Writer Quotes
"Surprises are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced, and the inconvenience is often considerable."
Author: Austen Quotes Category: Pleasure Quotes British Writer Quotes
"Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery."
Author: Austen Quotes Category: Guilt Quotes British Writer Quotes

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