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All Quotes by author - Jane Austen
" A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment. "
" A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of. "
" A man would always wish to give a woman a better home than the one he takes her from; and he who can do it, where there is no doubt of her regard, must, I think, be the happiest of mortals. "
" A mind lively and at ease, can do with seeing nothing, and can see nothing that does not answer. "
" An artist cannot do anything slovenly. "
" 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. "
" A person who can write a long letter with ease, cannot write ill. "
" A single woman with a very narrow income must be a ridiculous, disagreeable 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. "
" A woman, especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can. "
" Business, you know, may bring you money, but friendship hardly ever does. "
" Dress is at all times a frivolous distinction, and excessive solicitude about it often destroys its own aim. "
" Every man is surrounded by a neighborhood of voluntary spies. "
" Every savage can dance. "
" For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors and laugh at them in our turn? "
" Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love. "
" From politics, it was an easy step to silence. "
" General benevolence, but not general friendship, made a man what he ought to be. "
" 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. "
" Good-humoured, unaffected girls, will not do for a man who has been used to sensible women. They are two distinct orders of being. "
" Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance. "
" How quick come the reasons for approving what we like! "
" 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. "
" Husbands and wives generally understand when opposition will be vain. "
" I am afraid that the pleasantness of an employment does not always evince its propriety. "
" I cannot speak well enough to be unintelligible. "
" I could not sit down to write a serious romance under any other motive than to save my life. "
" I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal. "
" If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more. "
" If things are going untowardly one month, they are sure to mend the next. "
" I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice, though not in principle. "
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