Jane Austen

Jane Austen

English author
16 December 1775 — 24 July 1817

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

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Silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way.

There are people, who the more you do for them, the less they will do for themselves.

What is right to be done cannot be done too soon.

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

A woman, especially if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can.

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If I could but know his heart, everything would become easy.

Laugh as much as you choose, but you will not laugh me out of my opinion.

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

There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves; it is not my nature.

Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.

The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much!

Is not general incivility the very essence of love?

A lady`s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.

The younger brother must help to pay for the pleasures of the elder.


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