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Fraternal love, sometimes almost every thing, is at others worse than nothing. Jane Austen
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The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel must be intolerably stupid Jane Austen
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Besides, I cannot help thinking that it is more natural to have flowers grow out of the head than fruit. Jane Austen
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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
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Business, you know, may bring money, but friendship hardly ever does. Jane Austen
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There is hardly any personal defect which an agreeable manner might not gradually reconcile one to. Jane Austen
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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
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It is the misfortune of poetry, to be seldom safely enjoyed by those who enjoy it completely. Jane Austen
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He had an affectionate heart. He must love somebody. Jane Austen
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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
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I go too long without picking up a good book, I feel like I've done nothing useful with my life. Jane Austen
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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
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How little of permanent happiness could belong to a couple who were only brought together because their passions were stronger than their virtue. Jane Austen
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she thought it was the misfortune of poetry, to be seldom safely enjoyed by those who enjoyed it completely; and that the strong feelings which alone could estimate it truly, were the very feelings which ought to taste it but sparingly. Jane Austen
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Nothing ever fatigues me, but doing what I do not like. Jane Austen
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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
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If I could not be persuaded into doing what I thought wrong, I will never be tricked into it. Jane Austen
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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
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I believe you [men] capable of everything great and good in your married lives. I believe you equal to every important exertion, and to every domestic forbearance, so long as - if I may be allowed the expression, so long as you have an object. I mean, while the woman you love lives, and lives for you. All the privilege I claim for my own sex (it is not a very enviable one, you need not covet it) is that of loving longest, when existence or when hope is gone. Jane Austen
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I am sure of this, that if everybody was to drink their bottle a day, there would be not half the disorders in the world there are now. It would be a famous good thing for us all. Jane Austen
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He certainly is very agreeable, and I give you leave to like him. You have liked many a stupider person. Jane Austen
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I have always maintained the importance of Aunts Jane Austen
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We are all fools in love Jane Austen
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No: the years which had destroyed her youth and bloom had only given him a more glowing, manly, open look, in no respect lessening his personal advantages. She had seen the same Frederick Wentworth. Jane Austen
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What a shame, for I dearly love to laugh. Jane Austen
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Good apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness. Jane Austen
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... But he recommended the books which charmed her leisure hours, he encouraged her taste, and corrected her judgment; he made reading useful by talking to her of what she read, and heightened its attraction by judicious praise. Jane Austen
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She began now to comprehend that he was exactly the man who, in disposition and talents, would most suit her. His understanding and temper, though unlike her own, would have answered all her wishes. It was an union that must have been to the advantage of both: by her ease and liveliness, his mind might have been softened, his manners improved; and from his judgement, information, and knowledge of the world, she must have received benefit of greater importance. Jane Austen
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My good opinion once lost is lost forever. Jane Austen
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There is a monsterous deal of stupid quizzing, & common-place nonsense talked, but scarcely any wit. Jane Austen
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Catherine hoped at least to pass uncensured through the crowd. As for admiration, it was always very welcome when it came, but she did not depend on it. Jane Austen
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I cannot help thinking that it is more natural to have flowers grow out of the head than fruit. Jane Austen
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I will be calm. I will be mistress of myself. Jane Austen
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It would be difficult to say which had seen highest perfection in the other, or which had been the happiest: she, in receiving his declarations and proposals, or he in having them accepted. Jane Austen
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There seemed a gulf impassable between them. Jane Austen
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He listened to her with silent attention, and on her ceasing to speak, rose directly from his seat, and after saying in a voice of emotion, 'To your sister I wish all imaginable happiness; to Willoughby, that he may endeavor to deserve her,' took leave, and went away. Jane Austen
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Life could do nothing for her, beyond giving time for a better preparation for death. Jane Austen
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We can all begin freely-a slight preference is natural enough; but there are very few of us who have heart enough to be really in love without encouragement. Jane Austen
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May I ask you what these questions tend?' 'Merely to the illustration of your character,' said she, endeavouring to shake off her gravity. 'I am trying to make it out.' 'And what is your success?' She shook her head. 'I do not get on at all. I hear such different accounts of you as puzzle me exceedingly. Jane Austen
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She had nothing to wish otherwise, but that the days did not pass so swiftly. It was a delightful visit;-perfect, in being much too short. Jane Austen
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There certainly was some great mismanagement in the education of those two young men. One has got all the goodness, and the other all the appearance of it. Jane Austen
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Our scars make us know that our past was for real Jane Austen
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Unjust I may have been, weak and resentful I have been, but never inconstant. Jane Austen
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Catherine [...] enjoyed her usual happiness with Henry Tilney, listening with sparkling eyes to everything he said; and, in finding him irresistible, becoming so herself. Jane Austen
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There could have never been two hearts so open, no tastes so similar, no feelings so in unison, no countenances so beloved. Now they were as strangers; nay, worse than strangers, for they could never become acquainted. It was a perpetual estrangement. Jane Austen
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The longer they were together the more doubtful seemed the nature of his regard, and sometimes for a few painful minutes she believed it to be no more than friendship Jane Austen
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I have no more to say. If this be the case, he deserves you. I could not have parted with you, my Lizzy, to any one less worthy. Jane Austen
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Evil to some is always good to others Jane Austen
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The worst crimes; are the crimes of the heart Jane Austen
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I read it [history] 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: and yet I often think it odd that it should be so dull, for a great deal of it must be invention. Jane Austen
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...but there are some situations of the human mind in which good sense has very little power... Jane Austen
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Fanny! You are killing me!" "No man dies of love but on the stage, Mr. Crawford. Jane Austen
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You are too generous to trifle with me. If your feelings are still what they were last April, tell me so at once. My affections and wishes are unchanged; but one word from you will silence me on this subject for ever. Jane Austen
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Indulge your imagination in every possible flight. Jane Austen
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An unhappy alternative is before you, Elizabeth. From this day you must be a stranger to one of your parents. Your mother will never see you again if you do not marry Mr. Collins, and I will never see you again if you do. Jane Austen
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Oh!" said she, "I heard you before, but I could not immediately determine what to say in reply. You wanted me, I know, to say 'Yes,' that you might have the pleasure of despising my taste; but I always delight in overthrowing those kind of schemes, and cheating a person of their premeditated contempt. I have, therefore made up my mind to tell you, that I do not want to dance a reel at all-and now despise me if you dare." "Indeed I do not dare. Jane Austen
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It is very difficult for the prosperous to be humble. Jane Austen
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Upon the whole, therefore, she found, what has been sometimes found before, that an event to which she had looked forward with impatient desire, did not in taking place, bring all the satisfaction she had promised herself. It was consequently necessary to name some other period for the commencement of actual felicity; to have some other point on which her wishes and hopes might be fixed, and by again enjoying the pleasure of anticipation, console herself for the present, and prepare for another disappointment. Jane Austen
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Those who have not more must be satisfied with what they have. Jane Austen
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I lay it down as a general rule, Harriet, that if a woman doubts as to whether she should accept a man or not, she certainly ought to refuse him. Jane Austen
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You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you. -Mr. Darcy Jane Austen
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Perfect happiness, even in memory, is not common. Jane Austen
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No- I cannot talk of books in a ballroom; my head is always full of something else. Jane Austen
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Oh! write, write. Finish it at once. Let there be an end of this suspense. Fix, commit, condemn yourself. Jane Austen
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We must not be so ready to fancy ourselves intentionally injured. We must not expect a lively young man to be always so guarded and circumspect. It is very often nothing but our own vanity that deceives us. Women fancy admiration means more than it does. Jane Austen
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Mr. Darcy began to feel the danger of paying Elizabeth too much attention. Jane Austen
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Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure. Jane Austen
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That will do extremely well, child. You have delighted us long enough. Let the other young ladies have time to exhibit. Jane Austen
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I am not at all in a humor for writing; I must write on till I am. Jane Austen
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for he is such a disagreeable man, that it would be quite a misfortune to be liked by him. Jane Austen
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