Jane Austen

1775 - 1817

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 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 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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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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