Jane Austen

The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.

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Vanity working on a weak head, produces every sort of mischief.

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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There is something so amiable in the prejudices of a young mind, that one is sorry to see them give way to the reception of more general opinions.

Jane Austen

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Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.

Jane Austen

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To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.

Jane Austen

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Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.

Jane Austen

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Jane Austen — quotes and aphorisms

My idea of good company is the company of clever, well-informed people who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company.

Jane Austen

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To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.

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There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.

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There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.

Jane Austen

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The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.

Jane Austen, "Northanger Abbey"

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