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)
Contributed by: Zaady
I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice, though not in principle.
Source: Pride and Prejudice
A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.
One cannot be always laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty.
Source: Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice, Ch. 40
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
We met Dr. Hall in such deep mourning that either his mother, his wife, or himself must be dead.
I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them.
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