For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors and laugh at them in our turn?
Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
It will, I believe, be everywhere found, that as the clergy are, or are not what they ought to be, so are the rest of the nation.
How quick come the reasons for approving what we like.
Lady Middleton . . . exerted herself to ask Mr. Palmer if there was any news in the paper. 'No none at all,' he replied, and read on.
Source: Sense and Sensibility
We met Dr. Hall in such deep mourning that either his mother, his wife, or himself must be dead.
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