Jane Austen Quotes

I speak what appears to me the general opinion; and where an opinion is general, it is usually correct.

Jane Austen

We do not look in great cities for our best morality.

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

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

Jane Austen

It was, perhaps, one of those cases in which advice is good or bad only as the event decides.

Jane Austen

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

Jane Austen

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

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

There were several Battles between the Yorkists and the Lancastrians, in which the former (as they ought) usually won.

Jane Austen

I could not sit seriously down to write a serious romance under any other motive than to save my life; and if it were indispensable for me to keep it up and never relax into laughing at myself or at other people, I am sure I should be hung before I had finished the first chapter.

Jane Austen

I have now attained the true art of letter-writing, which we are always told, is to express on paper exactly what one would say to the same person by word of mouth.

Jane Austen

Besides, I cannot help thinking that it is more natural to have flowers grow out of the head than fruit.

Jane Austen

You deserve a longer letter than this; but it is my unhappy fate seldom to treat people so well as they deserve.

Jane Austen

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

Jane Austen

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

Jane Austen

Here I am once more in this scene of dissipation and vice, and I begin already to find my morals corrupted.

Jane Austen

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