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Jane Austen

Jane Austen

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

Jane Austen

Jane Austen

I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! ? When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.

Jane Austen

Jane Austen

My courage always rises with every attempt to intimidate me

Jane Austen

Jane Austen

Your defect is a propensity to hate everybody. And yours, he replied with a smile, 'is willfully to misunderstand them.'

Jane Austen

Jane Austen

There is nothing so bad as parting with one's friends. One seems to forlorn without them

Jane Austen

Jane Austen

Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us

Jane Austen

Jane Austen

A girl likes to be crossed a little in love now and then

Jane Austen

Jane Austen

People themselves alter so much, that there is something new to be observed in them for ever

Jane Austen

Jane Austen

For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors, and laugh at them in our turn?

Jane Austen

Jane Austen

To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.

Jane Austen

Jane Austen

What are men to rocks and mountains?

Jane Austen

Jane Austen

I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine

Jane Austen

Jane Austen

You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.

Jane Austen

Jane Austen

The distance is nothing when one has a motive

Jane Austen

Jane Austen

Nobody can tell what I suffer! But it is always so. Those who do not complain are never pitied

Jane Austen

Jane Austen

Do not consider me now as an elegant female intending to plague you, but as a rational creature speaking the truth from her heart

Jane Austen

Jane Austen

Yes, vanity is a weakness indeed. But pride - where there is a real superiority of mind, pride will be always under good regulation

Jane Austen

Jane Austen

Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance