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Summary

Jane Austen was a famous Writer from United Kingdom, who lived between December 16, 1775 and July 28, 1817.

Biography

She is best known for his romantic novels. One of the reasons that many people still read Austen's novels is her unique and humorous personal accounts. Rome The secondary characters are often caricatured, but very alive.

Zodiac etc.

She is born under the zodiac sagittarius, who is known for Philosophical, Motion, Experimentation, Optimism. Our collection contains 61 quotes who is written / told by Jane, under the main topic Happiness.

Related authors: Emma Thompson, Virginia Woolf

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Austen

Famous quotes by Jane Austen (61)


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"Where an opinion is general, it is usually correct"
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"There are people, who the more you do for them, the less they will do for themselves"
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"They are much to be pitied who have not been given a taste for nature early in life"
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"There is something so amiable in the prejudices of a young mind, that one is sorry to see them give way to the reception of more general opinions"
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"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"
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"It will, I believe, be everywhere found, that as the clergy are, or are not what they ought to be, so are the rest of the nation"
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"Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings"
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"Surprises are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced, and the inconvenience is often considerable"
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"Single women have a dreadful propensity for being poor. Which is one very strong argument in favor of matrimony"
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"Nobody minds having what is too good for them"
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"Where youth and diffidence are united, it requires uncommon steadiness of reason to resist the attraction of being called the most charming girl in the world"
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"Husbands and wives generally understand when opposition will be vain"
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"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"
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"How quick come the reasons for approving what we like!"
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"Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance"
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"Good-humoured, unaffected girls, will not do for a man who has been used to sensible women. They are two distinct orders of being"
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"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"
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"General benevolence, but not general friendship, made a man what he ought to be"
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"From politics, it was an easy step to silence"
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"Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love"
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"For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors and laugh at them in our turn?"
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"Every man is surrounded by a neighborhood of voluntary spies"
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"Dress is at all times a frivolous distinction, and excessive solicitude about it often destroys its own aim"
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"Business, you know, may bring you money, but friendship hardly ever does"
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"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"
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"An artist cannot do anything slovenly"
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"A woman, especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can"
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"A person who can write a long letter with ease, cannot write ill"
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"A mind lively and at ease, can do with seeing nothing, and can see nothing that does not answer"
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"A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment"
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"What is right to be done cannot be done too soon"
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"We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be"
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"We do not look in our great cities for our best morality"
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"Vanity working on a weak head, produces every sort of mischief"
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"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"
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"To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment"
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"To look almost pretty is an acquisition of higher delight to a girl who has been looking plain for the first fifteen years of her life than a beauty from her cradle can ever receive"
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"To flatter and follow others, without being flattered and followed in turn, is but a state of half enjoyment"
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"To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love"
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"Those who do not complain are never pitied"
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"Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure"
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"Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised, or a little mistaken"
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"Respect for right conduct is felt by every body"
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"One man's ways may be as good as another's, but we all like our own best"
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"One man's style must not be the rule of another's"
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"One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other"
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"One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it, unless it has been all suffering, nothing but suffering"
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"One cannot be always laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty"
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"Oh! do not attack me with your watch. A watch is always too fast or too slow. I cannot be dictated to by a watch"
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"Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility. It is often only carelessness of opinion, and sometimes an indirect boast"
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"It is happy for you that you possess the talent of flattering with delicacy. May I ask whether these pleasing attentions proceed from the impulse of the moment, or are they the result of previous study?"
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"It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage"
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"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife"
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"In nine cases out of ten, a woman had better show more affection than she feels"
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"If things are going untowardly one month, they are sure to mend the next"
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"If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more"
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"I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice, though not in principle"
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"I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal"
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"I cannot speak well enough to be unintelligible"
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"I am afraid that the pleasantness of an employment does not always evince its propriety"
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"A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of"


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