Top 25 Jane Austen Quotes

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

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Best Jane Austen quotes

❝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❞

❝My idea of good company is the company of clever, well-informed people who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company❞

❝It isn't what we say or think that defines us, but what we do❞

❝Those who do not complain are never pitied❞

❝There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart❞

❝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❞

❝Her own thoughts and reflections were habitually her best companions❞

❝A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment❞

❝Time will explain❞

❝In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you❞

❝If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more❞

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

❝Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings❞

❝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!❞

❝Ah! There is nothing like staying at home, for real comfort❞

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

❝Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love❞

❝It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife❞

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

❝Angry people are not always wise❞

❝We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be❞

❝I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives❞

Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance❞

❝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❞

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

❝You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope....I have loved none but you❞

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

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