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60 Inspiring Quotes by Jane Austen

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Jane Austen was an English novelist form Georgian era. She is best known for her novels on social commentary that includes of Pride and Prejudice, Emma and Sense and Sensibility. She has earned reorganization as one of the most extensively read writers in English literature. Here are some of the insightful quotes by Jane Austen.

Jane Austen Quotes

  1. “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.” – Jane Austen
  2. “There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.” – Jane Austen
  3. “Wisdom is better than wit, and in the long run will certainly have the laugh on her side.” – Jane Austen
  4. “A person who can write a long letter with ease, cannot write ill.” – Jane Austen
  5. “Where so many hours have been spent in convincing myself that I am right, is there not some reason to fear I may be wrong?” – Jane Austen
  6. “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.” – Jane Austen
  7. “It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of” – Jane Austen
  8. “One cannot be always laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty.” – Jane Austen
  9. “To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.” – Jane Austen
  10. “Every man is surrounded by a neighborhood of voluntary spies.” – Jane Austen
  11. “Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.” – Jane Austen
  12. “Surprises are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced, and the inconvenience is often considerable.” – Jane Austen
  13. “I cannot speak well enough to be unintelligible.” – Jane Austen
  14. “Single women have a dreadful propensity for being poor. Which is one very strong argument in favor of matrimony.” – Jane Austen
  15. “A woman, especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can.” – Jane Austen
  16. “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.” – Jane Austen
  17. “There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.” – Jane Austen
  18. “One man’s style must not be the rule of another’s.” – Jane Austen
  19. “I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me that trouble of liking them.” – Jane Austen
  20. “The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” – Jane Austen
  21. “An artist cannot do anything slovenly.” – Jane Austen
  22. “Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery.” – Jane Austen
  23. “What is right to be done cannot be done too soon.” – Jane Austen
  24. “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.” – Jane Austen
  25. “Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.” – Jane Austen
  26. “I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal.” – Jane Austen
  27. “Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.” – Jane Austen
  28. “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
  29. “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.” – Jane Austen
  30. “Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has been in their hands. I will not allow books to prove anything.” – Jane Austen
  31. “There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.” – Jane Austen
  32. “If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.” – Jane Austen
  33. “To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.” – Jane Austen
  34. “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.” – Jane Austen
  35. “I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal.” – Jane Austen
  36. “A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.” – Jane Austen
  37. “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
  38. “Business, you know, may bring you money, but friendship hardly ever does.” – Jane Austen
  39. “Nobody minds having what is too good for them.” – Jane Austen
  40. “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
  41. “Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.” – Jane Austen
  42. “Woman is fine for her own satisfaction alone. No man will admire her the more, no woman will like her the better for it. Neatness and fashion are enough for the former, and a something of shabbiness or impropriety will be most endearing to the latter.” – Jane Austen
  43. “To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.” – Jane Austen
  44. “One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.” – Jane Austen
  45. “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?” – Jane Austen
  46. “Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility. It is often only carelessness of opinion, and sometimes an indirect boast.” – Jane Austen
  47. “A mind lively and at ease, can do with seeing nothing, and can see nothing that does not answer.” – Jane Austen
  48. “General benevolence, but not general friendship, made a man what he ought to be.” – Jane Austen
  49. “Vanity working on a weak head, produces every sort of mischief.” – Jane Austen
  50. “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.” – Jane Austen
  51. “A mind lively and at ease, can do with seeing nothing, and can see nothing that does not answer.” – Jane Austen
  52. “Respect for right conduct is felt by everybody.” – Jane Austen
  53. “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.” – Jane Austen
  54. “I am afraid that the pleasantness of an employment does not always evince its propriety.” – Jane Austen
  55. “They are much to be pitied who have not been given a taste for nature early in life.” – Jane Austen
  56. “One cannot fix one’s eyes on the commonest natural production without finding food for a rambling fancy.” – Jane Austen
  57. “It sometimes happens that a woman is handsomer at twenty-nine than she was ten years before.” – Jane Austen
  58. “There are people, who the more you do for them, the less they will do for themselves.” – Jane Austen
  59. “A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.” – Jane Austen
  60. “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.” – Jane Austen

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