Jane Austen Quotes

Vanity working on a weak head, produces every sort of mischief.

Jane Austen

She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew older - the natural sequence of an unnatural beginning.

Jane Austen

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

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

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

Jane Austen

There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.

Jane Austen

One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.

Jane Austen

Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.

Jane Austen

We have been exceedingly busy ever since you went away. In the first place we have had to rejoice two or three times everyday at your having such very delightful weather for the whole of your journey...

Jane Austen

There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.

Jane Austen

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

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

Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.

Jane Austen

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

Jane Austen

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