Jane Austen Quotes & Wallpapers

Jane Austen
Total Quotes: 882

I am certainly the most fortunate creature ever existed! Jane Austen

I do not find myself making any use of the word sacrifice. Jane Austen

There are secrets in all families. Jane Austen

She wished such words unsaid with all her heart Jane Austen

Her mind was all disorder. The past, present, future, every thing was terrible. Jane Austen

...each found her greatest safety in silence... Jane Austen

I could not be happy with a man whose taste did not in every point coincide with my own. He must enter in all my feelings; the same books, the same music must charm us both. Jane Austen

I am determined that only the deepest love will induce me into matrimony. So... I shall end an old maid, and teach your ten children to embroider cushions and play their instruments very ill. Jane Austen

The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel must be intolerably stupid Jane Austen

Always resignation and acceptance. Always prudence and honour and duty. Elinor, where is your heart? Jane Austen

She was not often invited to join in the conversation of the others, nor did she desire it. Her own thoughts and reflections were habitually her best companions. Jane Austen

...faultless in spite of all her faults... Jane Austen

Where the heart is really attached, I know very well how little one can be pleased with the attention of any body else. Jane Austen

but a sanguine temper, though for ever expecting more good than occurs, does not always pay for its hopes by any proportionate depression. it soon flies over the present failure, and begins to hope again. Jane Austen

Where people are really attached, poverty itself is wealth. Jane Austen

The most incomprehensible thing in the world to a man, is a woman who rejects his offer of marriage! Jane Austen

It was for the sake of what had been, rather than what was. Jane Austen

She will never submit to any thing requiring industry and patience, and a subjection of the fancy to the understanding. Jane Austen

With the Gardiners, they were always on the most intimate terms. Darcy, as well as Elizabeth, really loved them; and they were both ever sensible of the warmest gratitude towards the persons who, by bringing her into Derbyshire, had been the means of uniting them. Jane Austen

Oh! I am delighted with the book! I should like to spend my whole life in reading it. Jane Austen

Her own thoughts and reflections were habitually her best companions. 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

I think I may boast myself to be, with all possible vanity, the most unlearned and uninformed female who ever dared to be an authoress. Jane Austen

Success supposes endeavour. Jane Austen

I am no longer surprised at your knowing only six accomplished women. I rather wonder now at your knowing any. Jane Austen

people always live for ever when there is an annuity to be paid them Jane Austen

I walk: I prefer walking. Jane Austen

I am excessively fond of a cottage; there is always so much comfort, so much elegance about them. And I protest, if I had any money to spare, I should buy a little land and build one myself, within a short distance of London, where I might drive myself down at any time, and collect a few friends about me and be happy. I advise everybody who is going to build, to build a cottage. Jane Austen

We all love to instruct, though we can teach only what is not worth knowing. Jane Austen

Wisdom is better than wit, and in the long run will certainly have the laugh on her side. Jane Austen

A lucky guess is never merely luck. There is always some talent in it. Jane Austen

There is hardly any personal defect... which an agreeable manner might not gradually reconcile one to. Jane Austen

Her family had of late been exceedingly fluctuating. For many years of her life she had had two sons; but the crime and annihilation of Edward a few weeks ago, had robbed her of one; the similar annihilation of Robert had left her for a fortnight without any; and now, by the resurrection of Edward, she had one again. Jane Austen

A very short trial convinced her that a curricle was the prettiest equipage in the world. Jane Austen

About thirty years ago, Miss Maria Ward of Huntingdon, with only seven thousand pounds, had the good luck to captivate Sir Thomas Bertram, of Mansfield Park, in the county of Northampton, and to be thereby raised to the rank of a baronet's lady, with all the comforts and consequences of an handsome house and large income. Jane Austen

The post-office is a wonderful establishment! The regularity and dispatch of it! If one thinks of all that it has to do, and all that it does so well, it is really astonishing! Jane Austen

One cannot have too large a party. A large party secures its own amusement. Jane Austen

Fraternal love, sometimes almost every thing, is at others worse than nothing. Jane Austen

Self-knowledge is the first step to maturity. Jane Austen

In every power, of which taste is the foundation, excellence is pretty fairly divided among the sexes. Jane Austen

My Emma, does not every thing serve to prove more and more the beauty of truth and sincerity in all our dealings with each other? Jane Austen

Wickedness is always wickedness, but folly is not always folly. Jane Austen

Time did not compose her. Jane Austen

Far be it from me, my dear sister, to depreciate such pleasures. They would doubtless be congenial with the generality of female minds. But I confess they would have no charms for me. I should infinitely prefer a book. Jane Austen

Vanity, not love, has been my folly. Jane Austen

It is wonderful, for almost all his actions may be traced to pride;-and pride has often been his best friend. Jane Austen

The truth is, that in London it is always a sickly season. Nobody is healthy in London, nobody can be. Jane Austen

Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world Jane Austen

It is the misfortune of poetry, to be seldom safely enjoyed by those who enjoy it completely. Jane Austen

He had an affectionate heart. He must love somebody. Jane Austen

If I was wrong in yielding to persuasion once, remember that it was to persuasion exerted on the side of safety, not of risk. When I yielded, I thought it was to duty; but no duty could be called in aid here. In marrying a man indifferent to me, all risk would have been incurred and all duty violated. Jane Austen

I go too long without picking up a good book, I feel like I've done nothing useful with my life. Jane Austen

There is hardly any personal defect which an agreeable manner might not gradually reconcile one to. Jane Austen

Your sister is crossed in love, I find. I congratulate her. Next to being married, a girl likes to be crossed in love a little now and then. Jane Austen

Besides, I cannot help thinking that it is more natural to have flowers grow out of the head than fruit. Jane Austen

In Paragon we met Mrs Foley and Mrs Dowdeswell with her yellow shawl airing out-and at the bottom of Kinsdown Hill we met a Gentleman in a Buggy, who on minute examination turned out to be Dr Hall-and Dr Hall in such very deep mourning that either his Mother, his Wife, or himself must be dead. Jane Austen

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

Not very good, I am afraid. But now really, do not you think Udolpho the nicest book in the world?" "The nicest-by which I suppose you mean the neatest. That must depend upon the binding. Jane Austen

Nothing ever fatigues me, but doing what I do not like. Jane Austen

When the evening was over, Anne could not be amused...nor could she help fearing, on more serious reflection, that, like many other great moralists and preachers, she had been eloquent on a point in which her own conduct would ill bear examination. Jane Austen

If I could not be persuaded into doing what I thought wrong, I will never be tricked into it. Jane Austen

What are you thinking of so earnestly?" said he, as they walked back to the ballroom; "not of your partner, I hope, for, by that shake of the head, your meditations are not satisfactory." Catherine coloured, and said, "I was not thinking of anything." That is artful and deep, to be sure; but I had rather be told at once that you will not tell me." Well then, I will not." Thank you; for now we shall soon be acquainted, as I am authorized to tease you on this subject whenever we meet, and nothing in the world advances intimacy so much. Jane Austen

Of this she was perfectly unaware; to her he was only the man who had made himself agreeable nowhere, and who had not thought her handsome enough to dance with. Jane Austen

You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope...I have loved none but you. Jane Austen

But your mind is warped by an innate principle of general integrity, and, therefore, not accessible to the cool reasonings of family partiality, or a desire of revenge. Jane Austen

If you were to give me forty such men, I never could be so happy as you. Till I have your disposition, your goodness, I never can have your happiness. No, no, let me shift for myself; and, perhaps, if I have very good luck, I may meet with another Mr. Collins in time. Jane Austen

I could not sit seriously down to write a serious Romance under any other motive than to save my life, & if it were indispensable for me to keep it up & never relax into laughing at myself or other people, I am sure I should be hung before I had finished the first chapter. No - I must keep my own style & go on in my own way; and though I may never succeed again in that, I am convinced that I should totally fail in any other. Jane Austen

She tried to be calm, and leave things to take their course; and tried to dwell much on this argument of rational dependence - "Surely, if there be constant attachment on each side, our hearts must understand each other ere long. We are not boy and girl, to be captiously irritable, misled by every moment's inadvertence, and wantonly playing with our own happiness." And yet, a few minutes afterwards, she felt as if their being in company with each other, under their present circumstances, could only be exposing them to inadvertencies and misconstructions of the most mischievous kind. Jane Austen

I can recollect nothing more to say at present; perhaps breakfast may assist my ideas. I was deceived - my breakfast supplied only two ideas - that the rolls were good and the butter bad. Jane Austen

I want nothing but death. Jane Austen

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