Jane Austen

Jane Austen

English writer

Lived from: 1775-1817

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Jane Austen

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    A woman, especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can.
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    Everybody likes to go their own way - to choose their own time and manner of devotion.
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    A fondness for reading, properly directed, must be an education in itself.
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    A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.
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    A man who has nothing to do with his own time has no conscience in his intrusion on that of others.
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    Business, you know, may bring you money, but friendship hardly ever does.
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    Every man is surrounded by a neighborhood of voluntary spies.
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    For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors and laugh at them in our turn?
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    For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors, and laugh at them in our turn?
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    Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.
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    From politics it was an easy step to silence.
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    Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.
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    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.
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    I am afraid that the pleasantness of an employment does not always evince its propriety.
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    I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine.
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