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 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.
One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it, unless it has been all suffering, nothing but suffering.
Source: Persuasion, Ch. 20
Single women have a dreadful propensity to being poor.
It is very difficult for the prosperous to be humble.
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