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.
Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility. It is often only carelessness of opinion, and sometimes an indirect boast.
Source: Darcy, in Pride and Prejudice, ch. 10, 1813.
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
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