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Jane Austen

Jane Austen (1775-12-16 1817-07-18) was an English novelist.
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Friendship is the finest balm for the pangs of despised love.

Jane Austen

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

Jane Austen

But when a young lady is to be a heroine, the perverseness of forty surrounding families cannot prevent her. Something must and will happen to throw a hero in her way.

Jane Austen

No one can be really esteemed accomplished who does not greatly surpass what is usually met with.

Jane Austen

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

Jane Austen

Oh! dear; I was so miserable! I am sure I must have been as white as my gown.

Jane Austen

The enthusiasm of a woman's love is even beyond the biographer's.

Jane Austen

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.

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One cannot fix one's eyes on the commonest natural production without finding food for a rambling fancy.

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You have delighted us long enough.

Jane Austen

A woman should never be trusted with money.

Jane Austen

I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me that trouble of liking them.

Jane Austen

One cannot be always laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty.

Jane Austen

An artist cannot do anything slovenly.

Jane Austen

Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance. If the dispositions of the parties are ever so well known to each other or ever so similar beforehand, it does not advance their felicity in the least. They always continue to grow sufficiently unlike afterwards to have their share of vexation; and it is better to know as little as possible of the defects of the person with whom you are to pass your life.

Jane Austen

Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.

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

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I have no pretensions whatever to that kind of elegance which consists in tormenting a respectable man.

Jane Austen

There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better: we find comfort somewhere.

Jane Austen

When any two young people take it into their heads to marry, they are pretty sure by perseverance to carry their point, be they ever so poor, or ever so imprudent, or ever so little likely to be necessary to each other's ultimate comfort.

Jane Austen

I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.

Jane Austen

In all the important preparations of the mind she was complete: being prepared for matrimony by an hatred of home, restraint, and tranquillity; by the misery of disappointed affection, and contempt of the man she was to marry.

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Where so many hours have been spent in convincing myself that I am right, is there not some reason to fear I may be wrong?

Jane Austen

How much I love every thing that is decided and open!

Jane Austen

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

Jane Austen
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