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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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A single woman, of good fortune, is always respectable, and may be as sensible and pleasant as any body else. Jane Austen
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that you seemed almost as fearful of notice and praise as other women were of neglect. (Edmund to Fanny) Jane Austen
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She hardly knew how to suppose that she could be an object of admiration to so great a man. Jane Austen
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I should infinitely prefer a book... Jane Austen
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When money is once parted with, it can never return. 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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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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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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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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Fine dancing, I believe like virtue, must be its own reward. Those who are standing by are usually thinking of something very different. 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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I am not born to sit still and do nothing. If I lose the game, it shall not be from not striving for it. Jane Austen
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one day in the country is exactly like another. Jane Austen
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Here I have opportunity enough for the exercise of my talent, as the chief of my time is spent in conversation. Jane Austen
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Catherine had never wanted comfort more, and [Henry] looked as if he was aware of it. 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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I will not say that your mulberry-trees are dead, but I am afraid they are not alive. Jane Austen
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I could not sit seriously down to write a serious romance under any other motive than to save my life; and if it were indispensable for me to keep it up and never relax into laughing at myself or at other people, I am sure I should be hung before I had finished the first chapter. Jane Austen
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We do not look in great cities for our best morality. 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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It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. However little known the feelings or views of such a man may be on his first entering a neighbourhood, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of the surrounding families, that he is considered as the rightful property of someone or other of their daughters. Jane Austen
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There is no reason in the world why you should not be important where you are known. You have good sense, and a sweet temper, and I am sure you have a grateful heart, that could never receive kindness without hoping to return it. I do not know any better qualifications for a friend and companion. Jane Austen
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I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library. Jane Austen
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How could I possibly join them on to the little bit (two inches wide) of ivory on which I work with so fine a brush, as produces little effect after much labor? Jane Austen
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It was not very wonderful that Catherine... should prefer cricket, base ball... to books. Jane Austen
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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 twenty years at least. Jane Austen
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The post-office had a great charm at one period 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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You shall not, for the sake of one individual, change the meaning of principle and integrity. Jane Austen
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Without scheming to do wrong, or to make others unhappy, there may be error and there may be misery. Thoughtlessness, want of attention to other people's feelings, and want of resolution, will do the business. Jane Austen
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She was one of those, who, having, once begun, would be always in love. Jane Austen
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It has sunk him, I cannot say how much it has sunk him in my opinion. So unlike what a man should be!-None of that upright integrity, that strict adherence to truth and principle, that distain of trick and littleness, which a man should display in every transaction of his life. Jane Austen
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I am going to take a heroine whom no one but myself will much like Jane Austen
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You showed me how insufficient were all my pretensions to please a woman worthy of being pleased. 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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A lady, without a family, was the very best preserver of furniture in the world. Jane Austen
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I wish, as well as everybody else, to be perfectly happy; but, like everybody else, it must be in my own way. Jane Austen
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I certainly must,' said she. 'This sensation of listlessness, weariness, stupidity, this disinclination to sit down and employ myself, this feeling of everything's being dull and insipid about the house! I must be in love; I should be the oddest creature in the world if I were not. Jane Austen
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I was quiet but I was not blind. Jane Austen
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I am no indiscriminate novel reader. The mere trash of the common circulating library I hold in the highest contempt. Jane Austen
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Time will explain. Jane Austen
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We do not suffer by accident. Jane Austen
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One word from you shall silence me forever. Jane Austen
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The memory is sometimes so retentive, so serviceable, so obedient-at others so bewildered and weak-and at others again, so tyrannic, so beyond control! Jane Austen
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What have wealth or grandeur to do with happiness?" Grandeur has but little," said Elinor, "but wealth has much to do with it." Elinor, for shame!" Said Marianne. "Money can only give happiness where there is nothing else to give it... Jane Austen
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Mr. Collins is a conceited, pompous, narrow-minded, silly man; you know he is, as well as I do; and you must feel, as well as I do, that the woman who married him cannot have a proper way of thinking. Jane Austen
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If I could but know his heart, everything would become easy. Jane Austen
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They walked on, without knowing in what direction. There was too much to be thought, and felt, and said, for attention to any other objects. Jane Austen
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Whatever bears affinity to cunning is despicable. 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. Jane Austen
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I am rather impatient to know the fate of my best gown. Jane Austen
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And you are never to stir out of doors till you can prove that you have spent ten minutes of every day in a rational manner. Jane Austen
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You think me foolish to call instruction a torment, but if you had been as much used as myself to hear poor little children first learning their letters and then learning to spell, if you had ever seen how stupid they can be for a whole morning together, and how tired my poor mother is at the end of it, as I am in the habit of seeing almost every day of my life at home, you would allow that to torment and to instruct might sometimes be used as synonymous words. Jane Austen
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I will only add, God bless you. Jane Austen
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My style of writing is very diffrent from yours. Jane Austen
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All the world is good and agreeable in your eyes. Jane Austen
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To be sure you know no actual good of me, but nobody thinks of that when they fall in love. Jane Austen
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They parted at last with mutual civility, and possibly a mutual desire of never meeting again. Jane Austen
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It will, I believe, be everywhere found, that as the clergy are, or are not what they ought to be, so are the rest of the nation. Jane Austen
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The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. Jane Austen
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