Jane Austen Quotes

38 Jane Austen quotes:

"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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"Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings."
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"There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart."
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"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?"
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"You mistake me, my dear. I have a high respect for your nerves. They are my old friends. I have heard you mention them with consideration these twenty years at least."
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"Nobody, who has not been in the interior of a family, can say what the difficulties of any individual of that family may be."
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"A single woman with a narrow income must be a ridiculous old maid, the proper sport of boys and girls; but a single woman of good fortune is always respectable, and may be as sensible and pleasant as anybody else."
Author: Austen Quotes Category: Boys Quotes
"We met Dr. Hall in such deep mourning that either his mother, his wife, or himself must be dead."
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"She felt the loss of Willoughby's character yet more heavily than she had felt the loss of his heart . . ."
Author: Austen Quotes Category: Character Quotes
"The youth and cheerfulness of morning are in happy analogy, and of powerful operation; and if the distress be not poignant enough to keep the eyes unclosed, they will be sure to open to sensations of softened pain and brighter hope"
"Although our productions have afforded more extensive and unaffected pleasure than those of any other literary corporation in the world, no species of composition has been so much decried. ''And what are you reading, Miss -- -?'' ''Oh! it is only a novel!'' replies the young lady; while she lays down her book with affected indifference, or momentary shame. ''It is only Cecilia, or Camilla, or Belinda ''; or, 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 humor, are conveyed to the world in the best chosen language."
Author: Austen Quotes Category: Fiction Quotes
"I think it was very impertinent of him to write to you at all, and very hypocritical. I hate such false friends. Why could not he keep on quarrelling with you, as his father did before him?"
Author: Austen Quotes Category: Hate Quotes
"For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors, and laugh at them in our turn?"
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"Tacking on the kiss at the end made it too romantic, much more like a Victorian or 20th-century story, rather than the early 19th-century story that it really is."
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"With men he can be rational and unaffected, but when he has ladies to please, every feature works."
"What are men to rocks and mountains?"
Author: Austen Quotes Category: Men Quotes
"There is nothing like employment, active indispensable employment, for relieving sorrow."
Author: Austen Quotes Category: Sorrow Quotes
"I cannot speak well enough to be unintelligible"

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