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 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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A Quote by Jane Austen on pity

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Those who do not complain are never pitied.

Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)

Source: Pride & Prejudice, 1813.

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A Quote by Jane Austen on pity and suffering

Nobody can tell what I suffer! But it is always so. Those who do not complain are never pitied.

Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)

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A Quote by Jane Austen on correction

Where an opinion is general, it is usually correct.

Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)

Source: Mary Crawford, in Mansfield Park, ch. 11, 1814.

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A Quote by Jane Austen

Everybody has their taste in noises as well as in other matters.

Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)

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A Quote by Jane Austen on love and suffering

One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it, unless it has been all suffering, nothing but suffering.

Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)

Source: Persuasion, Ch. 20

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