Jane Austen Quotes

What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance.

Jane Austen

There is not the hundredth part of the wine consumed in this kingdom that there ought to be. Our foggy climate wants help

Jane Austen

To flatter and follow others, without being flattered and followed in turn, is but a state of half enjoyment.

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

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

Jane Austen

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

Jane Austen

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

Jane Austen

Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.

Jane Austen

Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.

Jane Austen

There are people who the more you do for them, the less they will do for themselves.

Jane Austen

Single Women have a dreadful propensity for being poorwhich is one very strong argument in favour of Matrimony...

Jane Austen

Friendship is the finest balm for the pangs of despised love.

Jane Austen

In every power, of which taste is the foundation, excellence is pretty fairly divided among the sexes.

Jane Austen

Business, you know, may bring money, but friendship hardly ever does.

Jane Austen

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.

Jane Austen

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