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Jane Austen
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Reflection must be reserved for solitary hours; whenever she was alone, she gave way to it as the greatest relief; and not a day went by without a solitary walk, in which she might indulge in all the delight of unpleasant recollections. Jane Austen
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There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature. Jane Austen
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Mary wished to say something very sensible, but knew not how. Jane Austen
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A report of a most alarming nature reached me two days ago. Jane Austen
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I may have lost my heart, but not my self-control. Jane Austen
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Dear Diary, Today I tried not to think about Mr. Knightly. I tried not to think about him when I discussed the menu with Cook... I tried not to think about him in the garden where I thrice plucked the petals off a daisy to acertain his feelings for Harriet. I don't think we should keep daisies in the garden, they really are a drab little flower. And I tried not to think about him when I went to bed, but something had to be done. Jane Austen
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And what am I to do on the occasion? - It seems an hopeless business. Jane Austen
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I am the happiest creature in the world. Perhaps other people have said so before, but not one with such justice. I am happier even than Jane; she only smiles, I laugh. Jane Austen
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Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance. If the dispositions of the parties are ever so well known to each other or ever so similar beforehand, it does not advance their felicity in the least. They always continue to grow sufficiently unlike afterwards to have their share of vexation; and it is better to know as little as possible of the defects of the person with whom you are to pass your life. Jane Austen
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It is particularly incumbent on those who never change their opinion, to be secure of judging properly at first. Jane Austen
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We all know him to be a proud, unpleasant sort of man; but this would be nothing if you really liked him. Jane Austen
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I have made myself two or three caps to wear of evenings since I came home, and they save me a world of torment as to hair-dressing, which at present gives me no trouble beyond washing and brushing, for my long hair is always plaited up out of sight, and my short hair curls well enough to want no papering. Jane Austen
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It would be mortifying to the feelings of many ladies, could they be made to understand how little the heart of a man is affected by what is costly or new in their attire. Jane Austen
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And pictures of perfection, as you know, make me sick and wicked. Jane Austen
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I do not think I ever opened a book in my life which had not something to say upon woman's inconstancy. Songs and proverbs, all talk of woman's fickleness. But perhaps you will say, these were all written by men." "Perhaps I shall. Yes, yes, if you please, no reference to examples in books. 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. Jane Austen
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A man always imagines a woman to be ready for anybody who asks her. Jane Austen
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It is very often nothing but our own vanity that deceives us. Jane Austen
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It would be most right, and most wise, and, therefore must involve least suffering. Jane Austen
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Sitting with her on Sunday evening - a wet Sunday evening - the very time of all others when if a friend is at hand the heart must be opened, and every thing told... Jane Austen
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He had an affectionate heart. He must love somebody. Jane Austen
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Well, my comfort is, I am sure Jane will die of a broken heart, and then he will be sorry for what he has done. Jane Austen
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From a night of more sleep than she had expected, Marianne awoke the next morning to the same consciousness of misery in which she had closed her eyes. Jane Austen
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How clever you are, to know something of which you are ignorant. Jane Austen
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Sophia shrieked and fainted on the ground - I screamed and instantly ran mad. We remained thus mutually deprived of our senses, some minutes, and on regaining them were deprived of them again. For an Hour and a Quarter did we continue in this unfortunate situation - Sophia fainting every moment and I running mad as often. At length a groan from the hapless Edward (who alone retained any share of life) restored us to ourselves. Jane Austen
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In a letter from Bath to her sister, Cassandra, one senses her frustration at her sheltered existence, Tuesday, 12 May 1801. Another stupid party . . . with six people to look on, and talk nonsense to each other. Jane Austen
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Then it would not be so strong a sense. If it failed to produce equal exertion, it could not be an equal conviction. Jane Austen
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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. Jane Austen
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An annuity is a very serious business. Jane Austen
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A submissive spirit might be patient, a strong understanding would supply resolution, but here was something more; here was that elasticity of mind, that disposition to be comforted, that power of turning readily from evil to good, and of finding employment which carried her out of herself, which was from nature alone. It was the choicest gift of Heaven; and Anne viewed her friend as one of those instances in which, by a merciful appointment, it seems designed to counterbalance almost every other want. Jane Austen
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I encourage him to be in his garden as often as possible. Then he has to walk to Rosings nearly every day. ... I admit I encourage him in that also. Jane Austen
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If I had ever learnt, I should have been a great proficient. Jane Austen
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The stream is as good as at first; the little rubbish it collects in the turnings is easily moved away. Jane Austen
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Time will generally lessen the interest of every attachment not within the daily circle. Jane Austen
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Yes, I found myself, by insensible degrees, sincerely fond of her; and the happiest hours of my life were what I spent with her. Jane Austen
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You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. Jane Austen
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If people like to read their books, it is all very well, but to be at so much trouble in filling great volumes, which, as I used to think, nobody would willingly ever look into, to be labouring only for the torment of little boys and girls, always struck me as a hard fate. Jane Austen
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it is better to know as little as possible of the defects of the person with whom you are to pass your life. Jane Austen
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Where love is there is no labor; and if there be labor, that labor is loved. Jane Austen
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A persuadable temper might sometimes be as much in favour of happiness as a very resolute character. Jane Austen
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An engaged woman is always more agreeable than a disengaged. She is satisfied with herself. Her cares are over, and she feels that she may exert all her powers of pleasing without suspicion. All is safe with a lady engaged: no harm can be done. Jane Austen
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There are people who the more you do for them, the less they will do for themselves. Jane Austen
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To yield readily-easily-to the persuasion of a friend is no merit.... To yield without conviction is no compliment to the understanding of either. Jane Austen
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To love is to burn, to be on fire. Jane Austen
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The last few hours were certainly very painful," replied Anne: "but when pain is over, the remembrance of it often becomes a pleasure. One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it, unless it has been all suffering, nothing but suffering- Jane Austen
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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
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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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One cannot be always laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty. Jane Austen
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A woman, especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can. Jane Austen
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There is something so amiable in the prejudices of a young mind, that one is sorry to see them give way to the reception of more general opinions. Jane Austen
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A person who is knowingly bent on bad behavior, gets upset when better behavior is expected of them. Jane Austen
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Such squeamish youths as cannot bear to be connected with a little absurdity are not worth a regret. Jane Austen
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My ideas flow so rapidly that I have not time to express them-by which means my letters sometimes convey no ideas at all to my correspondents. Jane Austen
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She married Philip King of Spain, who in her sister's reign, was famous for building Armadas. Jane Austen
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I am afraid, replied Elinor, that the pleasantness of an employment does not always evince its propriety. Jane Austen
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But there certainly are not so many men of large fortune in the world as there are pretty women to deserve them. Jane Austen
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...from politics, it was an easy step to silence. Jane Austen
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It would be mortifying to the feelings of many ladies, could they be made to understand how little the heart of man is affected by what is costly or new in their attire. Jane Austen
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A very short trial convinced her that a curricle was the prettiest equipage in the world Jane Austen
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A natural sequel of an unnatural beginning. Jane Austen
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Nobody could catch cold by the sea; nobody wanted appetite by the sea; nobody wanted spirits; nobody wanted strength. Sea air was healing, softening, relaxing - fortifying and bracing - seemingly just as was wanted - sometimes one, sometimes the other. If the sea breeze failed, the seabath was the certain corrective; and where bathing disagreed, the sea air alone was evidently designed by nature for the cure. Jane Austen
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She attracted him more than he liked. Jane Austen
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You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight and a half years ago. Dare not say that a man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you. Unjust I may have been, weak and resentful I have been, but never inconstant. Jane Austen
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How much I love every thing that is decided and open! Jane Austen
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We must consider what Miss. Fairfax quits, before we condemn her taste for what she goes to. Jane Austen
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What do you know of my heart? What do you know of anything but your own suffering. For weeks, Marianne, I've had this pressing on me without being at liberty to speak of it to a single creature. It was forced on me by the very person whose prior claims ruined all my hope. I have endured her exultations again and again whilst knowing myself to be divided from Edward forever. Believe me, Marianne, had I not been bound to silence I could have provided proof enough of a broken heart, even for you. Jane Austen
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Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility. Jane Austen
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He may live in my memory as the most amiable man of my acquaintance.. Jane Austen
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I am fond of history and am very well contented to take the false with the true. In the principal facts they have sources of intelligence in former histories and records, which may be as much depended on, I conclude, as anything that does not actually pass under ones own observation; and as for the little embellishments you speak of, they are embellishments, and I like them as such. Jane Austen
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Well, my dear," said Mr. Bennet, when Elizabeth had read the note aloud, "if your daughter should have a dangerous fit of illness-if she should die, it would be a comfort to know that it was all in pursuit of Mr. Bingley, and under your orders. Jane Austen
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The distance is nothing when one has a motive. Jane Austen
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