Jane Austen

1775 - 1817

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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A Quote by Jane Austen on force, time, and weather

She went, however, and they sauntered about together many a half hour in Mr. Grant's shrubbery, the weather being unusually mild for the time of year, and venturing sometimes even to sit down on one of the benches now comparatively unsheltered, remaining there perhaps till, in the midst of some tender ejaculation of Fanny's on the sweets of so protracted an autumn, they were forced by the sudden swell of a cold gust shaking down the last few yellow leaves about them, to jump up and walk for warmth.

Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)

Source: Mansfield Park, 1814

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A Quote by Jane Austen on duty, good, history, men, and women

But history, real solemn history, I cannot be interested in. . . . I read it a little as a duty, but it tells me nothing that does not either vex or weary me. The quarrels of popes and kings, with wars or pestilences, in every page; the men all so good for nothing, and hardly any women at all - it is very tiresome.

Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)

Source: Catherine Morland in Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey (1817)

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A Quote by Jane Austen on home

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There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.

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A Quote by Jane Austen on nature

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Human nature is so well disposed towards those who are in interesting situations, that a young person, who either marries or dies, is sure of being kindly spoken of.

Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)

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A Quote by Jane Austen on life, practice, principles, and selfishness

I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice, though not in principle.

Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)

Source: Pride and Prejudice

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