Jane Austen

1775 - 1817

A Quote by Jane Austen on approval

How quick come the reasons for approving what we like.

Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)

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A Quote by Jane Austen

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.

Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)

Source: Sense and Sensibility

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A Quote by Jane Austen on death, motherhood, and wives

We met Dr. Hall in such deep mourning that either his mother, his wife, or himself must be dead.

Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)

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A Quote by Jane Austen

Everything nourishes what is strong already.

Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)

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A Quote by Jane Austen on christianity, forgiveness, and names

You ought certainly to forgive them as a Christian, but never to admit them in your sight, or allow their names to be mentioned in your hearing.

Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)

Source: Pride and Prejudice

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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.

Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)

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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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A Quote by Jane Austen on people and trouble

I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them.

Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)

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