Jane Austen

A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.

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Those who do not complain are never pitied.

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I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal.

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My sore throats are always worse than anyone's.

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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.

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If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.

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Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Jane Austen — quotes and aphorisms

Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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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