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Jane Austen
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The ladies here probably exchanged looks which meant, 'Men never know when things are dirty or not;' and the gentlemen perhaps thought each to himself, 'Women will have their little nonsense and needless cares. Jane Austen
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My characters shall have, after a little trouble, all that they desire. Jane Austen
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I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice, though not in principle. Jane Austen
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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. Jane Austen
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It is happy for you that you possess the talent of flattering with delicacy. May I ask whether these pleasing attentions proceed from the impulse of the moment, or are they the result of previous study? Jane Austen
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One man's ways may be as good as another's, but we all like our own best. Jane Austen
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A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of. Jane Austen
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I am now convinced that I have never been much in love; for had I really experienced that pure and elevating passion, I should at present detest his very name, and wish him all manner of evil. But my feelings are not only cordial towards him; they are even impartial towards her. I cannot find out that I hate her at all, or that I am in the least unwilling to think her a very good sort of girl. There can be no love in all this. Jane Austen
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Could there be finer symptoms? Is not general incivility the very essence of love? Jane Austen
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She was sensible and clever, but eager in everything; her sorrows, her joys, could have no moderation. Jane Austen
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A scheme of which every part promises delight, can never be successful; and general disappointment is only warded off by the defence of some little peculiar vexation. Jane Austen
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Vanity was the beginning and the end of Sir Walter Elliot's character; vanity of person and of situation. Jane Austen
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There is, I believe, in every disposition a tendency to some particular evil, a natural defect, which not even the best education can overcome." "And your defect is a propensity to hate everybody." "And yours," he replied with a smile, "is wilfully to misunderstand them. Jane Austen
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When I fall in love, it will be forever. Jane Austen
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It is very often nothing but our own vanity that deceives us. Women fancy admiration means more than it does. And men take care that they should. Jane Austen
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One can never have too large a party. Jane Austen
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Is not poetry the food of love? Jane Austen
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Nothing amuses me more than the easy manner with which everybody settles the abundance of those who have a great deal less than themselves. Jane Austen
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There are as many forms of love as there are moments in time. Jane Austen
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My fingers,' said Elizabeth, 'do not move over this instrument in the masterly manner which I see so many woman's do. They have not the same force of rapidity and do not possess the same expression. But then I have always supposed it to be my own fault-because I would not take the trouble if practicing. It is not that I do not believe my fingers as capable as any other woman's of superior execution.' Darcy smiled and said, 'You are perfectly right. Jane Austen
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The power of doing any thing with quickness is always much prized by the possessor, and often without any attention to the imperfection of the performance. - Mr Darcy Jane Austen
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I have no pretensions whatever to that kind of elegance which consists in tormenting a respectable man. Jane Austen
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There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me. Jane Austen
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My heart is, and always will be, yours. Jane Austen
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You, of all people, deserve a happy ending Despite everything that happened to you, you aren't bitter You aren't cold You've just retreated a little and been shy, and that's okay If I were a fairy godmother, I would give you your heart's desire in an instant And I would wipe away your tears and tell you not to cry "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen
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I have read your book, and I disapprove. Jane Austen
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How can I dispose of myself with it? Jane Austen
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There seems almost a general wish of descrying the capacity and undervaluing the labour of the novelist, and of slighting the performances which have only genius, wit, and taste to recommend them. Jane Austen
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Where a man does his best with only moderate powers, he will have the advantage over negligent superiority. Jane Austen
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You are very kind in planning presents for me to make, and my mother has shown me exactly the same attention; but as I do not choose to have generosity dictated to me, I shall not resolve on giving my cabinet to Anna till the first thought of it has been my own. Jane Austen
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a vast deal may be done by those who dare to act. Jane Austen
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I will not allow it to be more man's nature than woman's to be inconstant ... Jane Austen
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it is a shocking trick for a young person to be always lolling upon a sofa. Jane Austen
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I have often observed that resignation is never so perfect as when the blessing denied begins to lose somewhat of its value in our eyes. Jane Austen
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At my time of life opinions are tolerably fixed. It is not likely that I should now see or hear anything to change them. Jane Austen
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If I am wrong, I am doing what I believe to the right. Jane Austen
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I should not mind anything at all. 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. Jane Austen
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...why did we wait for any thing?-why not seize the pleasure at once?-How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation! Jane Austen
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One has not great hopes from Birmingham. I always say there is something direful in the sound... Jane Austen
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Could they be perpetrated without being known, in a country like this, where social and literary intercourse is on such a footing, where every man is surrounded by a neighbourhood of voluntary spies, and where roads and newspapers lay everything open? Jane Austen
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I can easily believe it. Women of that class have great opportunities, and if they are intelligent may be well worth listening to. Such varieites of human nature as they are in the habit of witnessing! And it is not merely in its follies, that they are read; for they see it occasionally under every circumstance that can be most interesting or affecting. What instances must pass before them of ardent, disinterested, self-denying attachment, of heroism, fortitude, patience, resignation- of all the sacrifices that ennoble us most. A sick chamber may often furnish the worth of volumes. Jane Austen
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I . . . am always half afraid of finding a clever novel too clever-& of finding my own story & my own people all forestalled. Jane Austen
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I never could be so happy as you. Till I have your disposition, your goodness, I never can have your happiness. Jane Austen
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There could have been no two hearts so open, no tastes so similar, no feelings so in unison Jane Austen
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You are mistaken, Mr. Darcy, if you suppose that the mode of your declaration affected me in any other way, than as it spared the concern which I might have felt in refusing you, had you behaved in a more gentlemanlike manner." (Elizabeth Bennett) Jane Austen
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Every young lady may feel for my heroine in this critical moment, for every young lady has at some time or other known the same agitation. Jane Austen
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If gratitude and esteem are good foundations of affection, Elizabeth's change of sentiment will be neither improbable nor faulty. But if otherwise-if regard springing from such sources is unreasonable or unnatural, in comparison of what is so often described as arising on a first interview with its object, and even before two words have been exchanged, nothing can be said in her defence, except that she had given somewhat of a trial to the latter method in her partiality for Wickham, and that its ill success might, perhaps, authorise her to seek the other less interesting mode of attachment. Jane Austen
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I do not know whether it ought to be so, but certainly silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way. Wickedness is always wickedness, but folly is not always folly. Jane Austen
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To be so bent on Marriage - to pursue a man merely for the sake of situation - is a sort of thing that shocks me; I cannot understand it. Poverty is a great Evil, but to a woman of Education and feeling it ought not, it cannot be the greatest. I would rather be a teacher at a school (and I can think of nothing worse) than marry a man I did not like. Jane Austen
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No one who had ever seen Catherine Morland in her infancy, would have supposed her born to be an heroine. Jane Austen
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She was heartily ashamed of her ignorance - a misplaced shame. Where people wish to attach, they should always be ignorant. To come with a well-informed mind is to come with an inability of administering to the vanity of others, which a sensible person would always wish to avoid. 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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I pay very little regard... to what any young person says on the subject of marriage. If they profess a disinclination for it, I only set it down that they have not yet seen the right person. Jane Austen
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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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My idea of good company, Mr. Elliot, is the company of clever, well-informed people, who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company.' 'You are mistaken,' said he gently, 'that is not good company, that is the best. Jane Austen
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She gloried in being a sailor's wife, but she must pay the tax of quick alarm for belonging to that profession which is, if possible, more distinguished in its domestic virtues than in its national importance. Jane Austen
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A man... must have a very good opinion of himself when he asks people to leave their own fireside, and encounter such a day as this, for the sake of coming to see him. He must think himself a most agreeable fellow. Jane Austen
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There are certainly are not so many men of large fortune in the world as there are of pretty woman to deserve them. Jane Austen
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It is not time or opportunity that is to determine intimacy; - it is disposition alone. Seven years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted with each other, and seven days are more than enough for others. Jane Austen
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Almost anything is possible with time Jane Austen
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One cannot fix one's eyes on the commonest natural production without finding food for a rambling fancy. Jane Austen
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A Woman never looks better than on horseback Jane Austen
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It is indolence... Indolence and love of ease; a want of all laudable ambition, of taste for good company, or of inclination to take the trouble of being agreeable, which make men clergymen. A clergyman has nothing to do but be slovenly and selfish; read the newspaper, watch the weather, and quarrel with his wife. His curate does all the work and the business of his own life is to dine. Jane Austen
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The little bit (two inches wide) of ivory on which I work with so fine a brush as produces little effect after much labour. Jane Austen
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Children of the same family, the same blood, with the same first associations and habits, have some means of enjoyment in their power, which no subsequent connections can supply... Jane Austen
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Marianne Dashwood was born to an extraordinary fate. She was born to discover the falsehood of her own opinions, and to counteract, by her conduct, her most favourite maxims. Jane Austen
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She looked back as well as she could; but it was all confusion. She had taken up the idea, she supposed and made everything bend to it. Jane Austen
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I have the highest respect for your nerves, they are my old friends. Jane Austen
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...I will not allow books to prove any thing." "But how shall we prove any thing?" "We never shall. Jane Austen
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Marry me. Marry me, my wonderful, darling friend. Jane Austen
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