One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.
Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)
Contributed by: Zaady
A person who can write a long letter with ease, cannot write ill.
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.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
Source: Pride and Prejudice
For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors and laugh at them in our turn?
In every power, of which taste is the foundation, excellence is pretty fairly divided among the sexes.
Source: Northanger Abbey, 1818
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.
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