Best Jane Austen Quotes I Wish I Had Read

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Jane Austen Quotes

Woman is fine for her own satisfaction alone. No man will admire her the more, no woman will like her the better for it. Neatness and fashion are enough for the former, and a something of shabbiness or impropriety will be most endearing to the latter.

 

Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance. 

 

Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story.

 

Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has been in their hands. I will not allow books to prove anything.

 

Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without further expense to anybody.

 

Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.

 

Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.

 

General benevolence, but not general friendship, made a man what he ought to be.

 

Business, you know, may bring you money, but friendship hardly ever does.

 

Nobody minds having what is too good for them.

 

My idea of good company is the company of clever, well-informed people who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company.

 

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

 

There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.

 

A man would always wish to give a woman a better home than the one he takes her from; and he who can do it, where there is no doubt of her regard, must, I think, be the happiest of mortals.

 

Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.

 

A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.

 

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

 

Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.

 

It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage.

 

Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story.

 

Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has been in their hands. I will not allow books to prove anything.

 

Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.

 

To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.

 

They are much to be pitied who have not been given a taste for nature early in life.

 

The power of doing anything with quickness is always prized much by the possessor, and often without any attention to the imperfection of the performance.

 

Respect for right conduct is felt by every body.

 

There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.

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