Jane Austen Quotes (45 quotations)

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1. A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of. - Jane Austen

2. At my time of life opinions are tolerably fixed. It is not likely that I should now see or hear anything to change them. - Jane Austen

3. 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

4. Everybody likes to go their own way - to choose their own time and manner of devotion. - Jane Austen

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

6. Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love. - Jane Austen

7. From politics, it was an easy step to silence. - Jane Austen

8. I always deserve the best treatment because I never put up with any other. - Jane Austen

9. I 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. - Jane Austen

10. I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them. - Jane Austen

11. I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal. - Jane Austen

12. I 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. - Jane Austen

13. If 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. - Jane Austen

14. 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. - Jane Austen

15. In every power, of which taste is the foundation, excellence is pretty fairly divided between the sexes. - Jane Austen

16. It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. However little known the feelings or views of such a man on his first entering a neighbourhood, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of ths surrounding families, that he is considered as the rightful property of some one or other of their daughters. - Jane Austen

17. It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage. - Jane Austen

18. It 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. - Jane Austen

19. It's not till sex has died out between a man and a woman that they can really love. And now I mean affection. Now I mean to be fond of (as one is fond of oneself) -to hope, to be disappointed, to live inside the other heart. When I look back on the pain of sex, the love like a wild fox so ready to bite, the antagonism that sits like a twin beside love, and contrast it with affection, so deeply unrepeatable, of two people who have lived a life together (and of whom one must die) it's the affection I find richer. It's that I would have again. Not all those doubtful rainbow colors. - Jane Austen

20. Life is just a quick succession of busy nothings. - Jane Austen

21. Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings. - Jane Austen

22. Nobody minds having what is too good for them. - Jane Austen

23. Nothing amuses me more than the easy manner with which everybody settles the abundance of those who have a great deal less than themselves. - Jane Austen

24. 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. - Jane Austen

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

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