Jane Austen Quotes

Why not seize the pleasure at once, how often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparations.

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

Ah! 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

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

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

The younger brother must help to pay for the pleasures of the elder.

Jane Austen

There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails,human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better: we find comfort somewhere.

Jane Austen

I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice, though not in principle.

Jane Austen

In nine cases out of ten, a woman had better show more affection than she feels.

Jane Austen

Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.

Jane Austen

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

Jane Austen

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

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