Jane Austen

1775 - 1817

A Quote by Jane Austen on comfort, disappointment, and expectations

There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are
all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails,
human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we
make a second better: we find comfort somewhere.

Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)

Source: Mansfield Park

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A Quote by Jane Austen on jane austen and northanger abbey

Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.

Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)

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A Quote by Jane Austen on jane austen

I cannot speak well enough to be unintelligible.

Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)

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A Quote by Jane Austen on jane austen, pride and prejudice, and nature

"What are men to rocks and mountains?"

Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)

Source: Pride and Prejudice

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A Quote by Jane Austen on jane austen and role of women in history

"In history the quarrels of popes and kings, with wars and pestilences in every page... and hardly any women at all - it is very tiresome." (Jane Austen, 1775-1817)

Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)

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A Quote by Jane Austen on weather

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What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance.

Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)

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A Quote by Jane Austen on destruction, foolishness, happiness, pleasure, and preparation

Why not seize the pleasure at once, how often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparations.

Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)

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A Quote by Jane Austen on boasts and vanity

I think I may boast myself to be, with all possible vanity, the most unlearned and uninformed female who ever dared to be an authoress.

Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)

Source: To a hostile crowd that mistook her for the Catholic Duchess of Portland.

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A Quote by Jane Austen on day

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

Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)

Source: Fanny Price, in Mansfield Park, ch. 9, 1814.

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A Quote by Jane Austen on misfortune and women

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

Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)

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