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24 quotations by Jane Austen

QuoteBut 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.Quote

QuoteIt will, I believe, be everywhere found, that as the clergy are, or are not what they ought to be, so are the rest of the nation.Quote

QuoteWhere any one body of educated men, of whatever denomination, are condemned indiscriminately, there must be a deficiency of information, or...of something else.Quote

QuoteThere 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.Quote

QuoteWe have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.Quote

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

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

QuoteTo sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.Quote

QuoteIn every power, of which taste is the foundation, excellence is pretty fairly divided between the sexes.Quote

QuoteIf any one faculty of our nature may be called more wonderful than the rest, I do think it is memory. There seems something more speakingly incomprehensible in the powers, the failures, the inequalities of memory, than in any other of our intelligences. The memory is sometimes so retentive, so serviceable, so obedient at others, so bewildered and so weak and at others again, so tyrannic, so beyond control We are, to be sure, a miracle every way but our powers of recollecting and of forgetting do seem peculiarly past finding out.Quote

QuoteI cannot think well of a man who sports with any woman's feelings and there may often be a great deal more suffered than a stander-by can judge of.Quote

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

QuoteOh do not attack me with your watch. A watch is always too fast or too slow. I cannot be dictated to by a watch.Quote

QuoteEverybody likes to go their own way--to choose their own time and manner of devotion.Quote

QuoteI pay very little regard...to what any young person says on the subject of marriage. If they profess a disinclination for it, I only set it down that they have not yet seen the right person.Quote

QuoteSilly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way.Quote

QuoteNothing amuses me more than the easy manner with which everybody settles the abundance of those who have a great deal less than themselves.Quote

QuoteI do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them.Quote

QuoteThose who do not complain are never pitied.Quote

QuoteOne half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.Quote

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

QuoteThere is not one in a hundred of either sex who is not taken in when they marry . It is, of all transactions, the one in which people expect most from others, and are least honest themselves.Quote

QuoteFriendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.Quote

QuoteOne does not love a place the less for having suffered in it unless it has all been suffering, nothing but suffering.Quote