Jane Austen

1775 - 1817

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 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 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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