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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To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.
Source: Fanny Price, in Mansfield Park, ch. 9, 1814.
Those who do not complain are never pitied.
Source: Pride & Prejudice, 1813.
Nobody can tell what I suffer! But it is always so. Those who do not complain are never pitied.
Where an opinion is general, it is usually correct.
Source: Mary Crawford, in Mansfield Park, ch. 11, 1814.
Everybody has their taste in noises as well as in other matters.
One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it, unless it has been all suffering, nothing but suffering.
Source: Persuasion, Ch. 20
Single women have a dreadful propensity to being poor.
It is very difficult for the prosperous to be humble.
There is safety in reserve, but no attraction. One cannot love a reserved person.
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