Jane Austen Quotes

“One half of the world cannot understand the pleasure of the other ” Jane Austen

“you must try not to mind growing up into a pretty woman ” Jane Austen

One man’s ways may be as good as another’s, but we all like our own best.

The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love

It is very difficult for the prosperous to be humble.

One cannot have too large a party

There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.

Why not seize pleasure at once? How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation!

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

Single women have a dreadful propensity for being poor. Which is one very strong argument in favor of matrimony.

Those who do not complain are never pitied.

From politics, it was an easy step to silence.

With men he can be rational and unaffected, but when he has ladies to please, every feature works.

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

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

I am afraid that the pleasantness of an employment does not always evince its propriety.

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

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

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.

Where an opinion is general, it is usually correct.

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

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