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Quotations by author » Jane Austen
British Novelist and Writer, 1775-1817
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Pride and Prejudice
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'If it was not for the entail I should not mind it.' `What should not you mind?' `I should not mind anything at all.' `Let us be thankful that you are preserved from a state of such insensibility.'
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. . . provided that nothing like useful knowledge could be gained from them, provided they were all story and no reflection, she had never any objection to books at all.
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. . . she had prejudices on the side of ancestry; she had a value for rank and consequence, which blinded her a little to the faults of those who possessed them.
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A basin of nice smooth gruel, thin, but not too thin.
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A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment
Imagination
A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.
Income
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.
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A person who can write a long letter with ease, cannot write ill.
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A single woman with a narrow income must be a ridiculous old maid, the proper sport of boys and girls; but a single woman of good fortune is always respectable, and may be as sensible and pleasant as anybody else.
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A woman, especially if she has the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can.
Women
All the privilege I claim for my own sex . . . is that of loving longest, when existence or when hope is gone.
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An annuity is a very serious business.
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An egg boiled very soft is not unwholesome.
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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.
Women
Business, you know, may bring money, but friendship hardly ever does.
BusinessFriendship
Drinking too much of Mr Weston's good wine.
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Elinor agreed with it all, for she did not think he deserved the compliment of rational opposition.
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Every man is surrounded by a neighborhood of voluntary spies.
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Everybody has their taste in noises as well as in other matters.
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