Jane Austen Quotes

There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.

Jane Austen

There is safety in reserve, but no attraction. One cannot love a reserved person.

Jane Austen

An engaged woman is always more agreeable than a disengaged. She is satisfied with herself. Her cares are over, and she feels that she may exert all her powers of pleasing without suspicion. All is safe with a lady engaged; no harm can be done.

Jane Austen

The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel must be intolerably stupid

Jane Austen

A very short trial convinced her that a curricle was the prettiest equipage in the world.

Jane Austen

It would be mortifying to the feelings of many ladies, could they be made to understand how little the heart of man is affected by what is costly or new in their attire.

Jane Austen

A woman, especially if she has the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can.

Jane Austen

Ah! there is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.

Jane Austen

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

Jane Austen

Surprizes are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced, and the inconvenience is often considerable.

Jane Austen

Human nature is so well disposed towards those who are in interesting situations, that a young person, who either marries or dies, is sure of being kindly spoken of.

Jane Austen

But there certainly are not so many men of large fortune in the world as there are pretty women to deserve them.

Jane Austen

It is a lovely night, and they are much to be pitied who have not been taught to feel, in some degree, as you do; who have not, at least, been given a taste for Nature in early life. They lose a great deal.

Jane Austen

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

"I shall soon be rested," said Fanny; "to sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure, is the most perfect refreshment."

Jane Austen

Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery.

Jane Austen

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