Jane Austen

1775 - 1817

A Quote by Jane Austen on understanding and world

One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.

Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)

Source: Emma

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A Quote by Jane Austen

A person who can write a long letter with ease, cannot write ill.

Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)

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A Quote by Jane Austen on difficulty, humility, and prosperity

It is very difficult for the prosperous to be humble.

Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)

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A Quote by Jane Austen on love and safety

There is safety in reserve, but no attraction. One cannot love a reserved person.

Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)

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A Quote by Jane Austen on fear and reason

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 (1775 - 1817)

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A Quote by Jane Austen on force, time, and weather

She went, however, and they sauntered about together many a half hour in Mr. Grant's shrubbery, the weather being unusually mild for the time of year, and venturing sometimes even to sit down on one of the benches now comparatively unsheltered, remaining there perhaps till, in the midst of some tender ejaculation of Fanny's on the sweets of so protracted an autumn, they were forced by the sudden swell of a cold gust shaking down the last few yellow leaves about them, to jump up and walk for warmth.

Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)

Source: Mansfield Park, 1814

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A Quote by Jane Austen on existence, frustration, nonsense, people, senses, sister, and stupidity

In a letter from Bath to her sister, Cassandra, one senses her frustration at her sheltered existence, Tuesday, 12 May 1801. Another stupid party . . . with six people to look on, and talk nonsense to each other.

Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)

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A Quote by Jane Austen on fortune, good, possessions, truth, and wives

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 (1775 - 1817)

Source: Pride and Prejudice

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A Quote by Jane Austen on laughter, neighbors, and sports

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

Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)

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A Quote by Jane Austen on excellence, power, and sexes

In every power, of which taste is the foundation, excellence is pretty fairly divided among the sexes.

Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)

Source: Northanger Abbey, 1818

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