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Jane Austen
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Nobody minds having what is too good for them. Jane Austen
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Respect for right conduct is felt by every body. Jane Austen
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From politics, it was an easy step to silence. Jane Austen
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Business, you know, may bring you money, but friendship hardly ever does. Jane Austen
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Elizabeth had never been more at a loss to make her feelings appear what they were not. It was necessary to laugh, when she would rather have cried. Jane Austen
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She was nothing more than a mere good-tempered, civil and obliging Young Woman; as such we could scarcely dislike her - she was only an Object of Contempt Jane Austen
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Friendship is the finest balm for the pangs of despised love. Jane Austen
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If there is anything disagreeable going on, men are sure to get out of it. Jane Austen
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One of Edward's Mistresses was Jane Shore, who has had a play written about her, but it is a tragedy and therefore not worth reading. Jane Austen
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Her pleasure in the walk must arise from the exercise and the day, from the view of the last smiles of the year upon the tawny leaves and withered hedges, and from repeating to herself some few of the thousand poetical descriptions extant of autumn-that season of peculiar and inexhaustible influence on the mind of taste and tenderness-that season which has drawn from every poet worthy of being read some attempt at description, or some lines of feeling. Jane Austen
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Silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way. Jane Austen
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Cold-hearted Elinor! Oh! Worse than cold-hearted! Ashamed of being otherwise.-Marianne Dashwood Jane Austen
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the Musgroves had had the ill fortune of a very troublesome, hopeless son, and the good fortune to lose him before he reached his twentieth year. Jane Austen
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Do not give way to useless alarm; though it is right to be prepared for the worst, there is no occasion to look on it as certain. Jane Austen
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He is a gentleman, and I am a gentleman's daughter. So far we are equal. Jane Austen
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What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance. Jane Austen
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Real solemn history, I cannot be interested in.... The quarrels of popes and kings, with wars and pestilences in every page; the men all so good for nothing, and hardly any women at all. Jane Austen
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Follies and nonsense, whims and inconsistencies do divert me, I own, and I laugh at them whenever I can. Jane Austen
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A family of ten children will be always called a fine family, where there are heads and arms and legs enough for the number. Jane Austen
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Mr. Bennet, how can you abuse your own children in such a way? You take delight in vexing me. You have no compassion for my poor nerves." "You mistake me, my dear. I have a high respect for your nerves. They are my old friends. I have heard you mention them with consideration these last twenty years at least. Jane Austen
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I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine. Jane Austen
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No young lady can be justified in falling in love before the gentleman's love is declared, it must be very improper that a young lady should dream of a gentleman before the gentleman is first known to have dreamt of her. Jane Austen
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I have not the pleasure of understanding you. Jane Austen
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I am not fond of the idea of my shrubberies being always approachable. Jane Austen
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She hoped to be wise and reasonable in time; but alas! Alas! She must confess to herself that she was not wise yet. Jane Austen
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Your countenance perfectly informs me that you were in company last night with the person, whom you think the most agreeable in the world, the person who interests you at this present time, more than all the rest of the world put together. Jane Austen
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None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives. Jane Austen
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I cannot comprehend the neglect of a family library in such days as these." - Mr. Darcy Jane Austen
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Everybody likes to go their own way-to choose their own time and manner of devotion. Jane Austen
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Yet there it was not love. It was a little fever of admiration; but it might, probably must, end in love with some Jane Austen
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...she had nothing to do but to forgive herself and be happier than ever... Jane Austen
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How hard it is in some cases to be believed!' 'And how impossible in others! Jane Austen
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I am happier than Jane; she only smiles, I laugh. Mr. Darcy sends you all the love in the world, that he can spare from me. Jane Austen
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But to appear happy when I am so miserable - Oh! who can require it? Jane Austen
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...told herself likewise not to hope. But it was too late. Hope had already entered... Jane Austen
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I understand Crawford paid you a visit?" "Yes." "And was he attentive?" "Yes, very." "And has your heart changed towards him?" "Yes. Several times. I have - I find that I - I find that-" "Shh. Surely you and I are beyond speaking when words are clearly not enough.... I missed you." "And I you. Jane Austen
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It is your turn to say something now, Mr. Darcy. I talked about the dance, and you ought to make some kind of remark on the size of the room, or the number of couples. Jane Austen
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There is safety in reserve, but no attraction. One cannot love a reserved person. Jane Austen
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The post office has a great charm at one point of our lives. When you have lived to my age, you will begin to think letters are never worth going through the rain for. Jane Austen
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I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! Jane Austen
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I do not like to have people throw themselves away; but everybody should marry as soon as they can do it to advantage. 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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There is something in the eloquence of the pulpit, when it is really eloquence, which is entitled to the highest praise and honour. The preacher who can touch and affect such an heterogeneous mass of hearers, on subjects limited, and long worn thread-bare in all common hands; who can say any thing new or striking, any thing that rouses the attention, without offending the taste, or wearing out the feelings of his hearers, is a man whom one could not (in his public capacity) honour enough. Jane Austen
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I would much rather have been merry than wise. Jane Austen
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We neither of us perform to strangers. Jane Austen
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She mediated, by turns, on broken promises and broken arches, phaetons and false hangings, Tilneys and trap-doors. 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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Every moment has its pleasures and its hope. Jane Austen
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You have qualities which I had not before supposed to exist in such a degree in any human creature. You have some touches of the angel in you. Jane Austen
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A woman of seven and twenty, said Marianne, after pausing a moment, can never hope to feel or inspire affection again. Jane Austen
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I have been meditating on the very great pleasure which a pair of fine eyes in the face of a pretty woman can bestow. Jane Austen
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She was humbled, she was grieved; she repented, though she hardly knew of what. She became jealous of his esteem, when she could no longer hope to be benefited by it. She wanted to hear of him, when there seemed the least chance of gaining intelligence. She was convinced that she could have been happy with him, when it was no longer likely they should meet. Jane Austen
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He was the proudest, most disagreeable man in the world, and every body hoped that he would never come there again. Jane Austen
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Lady Middleton ... exerted herself to ask Mr. Palmer if there was any news in the paper. 'No, none at all,' he replied, and read on. Jane Austen
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there is not the least wit in my nature. I am a very matter of fact, plain spoken being, and may blunder on the borders of a repartee for half an hour together without striking it out. Jane Austen
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Where any one body of educated men, of whatever denomination, are condemned indiscriminately, there must be a deficiency of information, or...of something else. Jane Austen
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Undoubtedly ... there is a meanness in all the arts which ladies sometimes condescend to employ for captivation. What bears affinity to cunning is despicable. Jane Austen
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[W]here other powers of entertainment are wanting, the true philosopher will derive benefit from such as are given. Jane Austen
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Which of all my important nothings shall I tell you first? Jane Austen
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Did not you? I did for you. But that is one great difference between us. Compliments always take you by surprise, and me never. Jane Austen
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She was convinced that she could have been happy with him, when it was no longer likely they should meet. Jane Austen
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Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings. Jane Austen
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Laugh as much as you choose, but you will not laugh me out of my opinion. Jane Austen
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You expect me to account for opinions which you choose to call mine, but which I have never acknowledged. Jane Austen
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I have changed my mind, and changed the trimmings of my cap this morning; they are now such as you suggested. Jane Austen
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Yes, you know enough of my frankness to believe me capable of that. After abusing you so abominably to your face, I could have no scruple in abusing you to all your relations." -Elizabeth Bennet Jane Austen
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When money is once parted with, it can never return. Jane Austen
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Sir Walter Elliot, of Kellynch Hall, in Somersetshire, was a man who, for his own amusement, never took up any book but the Baronetage; there he found occupation for an idle hour, and consolation in a distressed one... Jane Austen
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Maybe it's that I find it hard to forgive the follies and vices of others, or their offenses against me. My good opinion, once lost, is lost forever. Jane Austen
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What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps one in a continual state of inelegance. Jane Austen
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