Jane Austen Quotes

- Notable Jane Austen Quotes Index -

Born: December 16, 1775, Steventon, Hampshire, England, UK
Birth Country: UK
Died: Winchester, Hampshire, England, UK, July 18, 1817
Occupation: Author

1.
A lady's imagination is very rapid it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.
- Jane Austen

2.
A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.
- Jane Austen

3.
Business, you know, may bring you money, but friendship hardly ever does.
- Jane Austen

4.
Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.
- Jane Austen

5.
From politics, it was an easy step to silence.
- Jane Austen

6.
General benevolence, but not general friendship, made a man what he ought to be.
- Jane Austen

7.
Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without further expense to anybody.
- Jane Austen

8.
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

9.
Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.
- Jane Austen

10.
Human nature is so well disposed towards those who are in interesting situations, that a young person, who either marries or dies, is sure of being kindly spoken of.
- Jane Austen

11.
I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal.
- Jane Austen

12.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
- Jane Austen

13.
It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage.
- Jane Austen

14.
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

15.
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

16.
One man's ways may be as good as another's, but we all like our own best.
- Jane Austen

17.
Respect for right conduct is felt by every body.
- Jane Austen

18.
Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised, or a little mistaken.
- Jane Austen

19.
Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.
- Jane Austen

20.
Single women have a dreadful propensity for being poor. Which is one very strong argument in favor of matrimony.
- Jane Austen

21.
The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.
- Jane Austen

22.
There are certainly not so many men of large fortune in the world, as there are pretty women to deserve them.
- Jane Austen

23.
There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.
- Jane Austen

24.
They are much to be pitied who have not been given a taste for nature early in life.
- Jane Austen

25.
To look almost pretty is an acquisition of higher delight to a girl who has been looking plain for the first fifteen years of her life than a beauty from her cradle can ever receive.
- Jane Austen

26.
To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.
- Jane Austen

27.
We do not look in our great cities for our best morality.
- Jane Austen

28.
Woman is fine for her own satisfaction alone. No man will admire her the more, no woman will like her the better for it. Neatness and fashion are enough for the former, and a something of shabbiness or impropriety will be most endearing to the latter.
- Jane Austen

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