Jane Austen

1775 - 1817

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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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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A Quote by Jane Austen on women

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Single women have a dreadful propensity to being poor.

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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