Jane Austen

1775 - 1817

A Quote by Jane Austen on happiness and income

A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.

Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)

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A Quote by Jane Austen on laughter

One cannot be always laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty.

Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)

Source: Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice, Ch. 40

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A Quote by Jane Austen on appearance, boasts, and humility

Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility. It is often only carelessness of opinion, and sometimes an indirect boast.

Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)

Source: Darcy, in Pride and Prejudice, ch. 10, 1813.

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A Quote by Jane Austen on belief, nations, and rest

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.

Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)

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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 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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