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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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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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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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It was, perhaps, one of those cases in which advice is good or bad only as the event decides. 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 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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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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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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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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When money is once parted with, it can never return. 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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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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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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I am sure," cried Catherine, "I did not mean to say anything wrong; but it is a nice book, and why should not I call it so?" "Very true," said Henry, "and this is a very nice day, and we are taking a very nice walk, and you are two very nice young ladies. Oh! It is a very nice word indeed! It does for everything. Originally perhaps it was applied only to express neatness, propriety, delicacy, or refinement-people were nice in their dress, in their sentiments, or their choice. But now every commendation on every subject is comprised in that one word. Jane Austen
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Oh! Single, my dear, to be sure! A single man of large fortune; four or five thousand a year. What a fine thing for our girls! 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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Good-humoured, unaffected girls, will not do for a man who has been used to sensible women. They are two distinct orders of being. Jane Austen
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A mind lively and at ease, can do with seeing nothing, and can see nothing that does not answer. Jane Austen
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Next to being married, a girl likes to be crossed in love a little now and then. Jane Austen
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They are much to be pitied who have not been given a taste for nature early in life. Jane Austen
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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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Lady Sondes' match surprises, but does not offend me; had her first marriage been of affection, or had their been a grown-updaughter, I should not have forgiven her; but I consider everybody as having a right to marry once in their lives for love, if they can. Jane Austen
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I am not romantic, you know; I never was. 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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You have no ambition, I well know. Your wishes are all moderate.' 'As moderate as those of the rest of the world, I believe. I wish as well as every body else to be perfectly happy, but like every body else it must be in my own way. Greatness will not make me so. Jane Austen
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None but a woman can teach the science of herself. Jane Austen
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How wonderful, how very wonderful the operations of time, and the changes of the human mind! Jane Austen
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A man who has nothing to do with his own time has no conscience in his intrusion on that of others. 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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if a woman doubts as to whether she should accept a man or not, she certainly ought to refuse him. If she can hesitate as to `Yes,' she ought to say `No' directly. It is not a state to be safely entered into with doubtful feelings, with half a heart. Jane Austen
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What do you know of my heart? What do you know of anything but your own suffering? Jane Austen
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I do not find it easy to talk to people I don't know. Jane Austen
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I leave it to be settled, by whomsoever it may concern, whether the tendency of this work be altogether to recommend parental tyranny, or reward filial disobedience. Jane Austen
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But there was happiness elsewhere which no description can reach. Jane Austen
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She knew that what Marianne and her mother conjectured one moment, they believed the next: that with them, to wish was to hope, and to hope was to expect. Jane Austen
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I particularly recollect your saying one night, after they had been dining at Netherfield, 'SHE a beauty!-I should as soon call her mother a wit.' But afterwards she seemed to improve on you, and I believe you thought her rather pretty at one time." "Yes," replied Darcy, who could contain himself no longer, "but THAT was only when I first saw her, for it is many months since I have considered her as one of the handsomest women of my acquaintance. Jane Austen
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Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves; vanity, to what we would have others think of us. Jane Austen
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If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more. 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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