Jane Austen quotes
If a book is well written, I always find it too short.
For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors, and laugh at them in our turn?
A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal.
A woman, especially if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can.
Nobody can tell what I suffer! But it is always so. Those who do not complain are never pitied.
There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.
Jane Austen Love quotes ⇑
The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much
I am determined that only the deepest love will induce me into matrimony. So, I shall end an old maid, and teach your ten children to embroider cushions and play their instruments very ill.
No man is offended by another man's admiration of the woman he loves; it is the woman only who can make it a torment.
I come here with no expectations, only to profess, now that I am at liberty to do so, that my heart is and always will be...yours.
Had I been in love, I could not have been more wretchedly blind. But vanity, not love, has been my folly.
All Jane Austen quotes ⇑
I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.
The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.
It is not time or opportunity that is to determine intimacy;-it is disposition alone. Seven years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted with each other, and seven days are more than enough for others.
Know your own happiness. You want nothing but patience- or give it a more fascinating name, call it hope.
She was sensible and clever, but eager in everything; her sorrows, her joys, could have no moderation.
Time will explain.
Let us never underestimate the power of a well-written letter.
Nothing is more deceitful... than the appearance of humility. It is often only carelessness of opinion, and sometimes an indirect boast.
Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without further expense to anybody.
There is nothing like staying at home, for real comfort.
Her heart did whisper that he had done it for her.
We all know him to be a proud, unpleasant sort of man; but this would be nothing if you really liked him.
An unhappy alternative is before you, Elizabeth. From this day you must be a stranger to one of your parents. Your mother will never see you again if you do not marry Mr. Collins, and I will never see you again if you do.
I have not the pleasure of understanding you.
I am the happiest creature in the world. Perhaps other people have said so before, but not one with such justice. I am happier even than Jane; she only smiles, I laugh.
A man does not recover from such devotion of the heart to such a woman! He ought not; he does not.
Follies and nonsense, whims and inconsistencies do divert me, I own, and I laugh at them whenever I can.
She was convinced that she could have been happy with him, when it was no longer likely they should meet.
She hoped to be wise and reasonable in time; but alas! Alas! She must confess to herself that she was not wise yet.