Jane Austen

Jane Austen

Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels, which interpret, critique and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century. Austen's plots often explore the dependence of women on marriage in the pursuit of favourable social standing and economic security. Jane Austen's use of biting irony, along with her realism and social commentary have earned her great and historical importance to critics and scholars.

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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.

Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.

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

If a book is well written, I always find it too short.

Perhaps it is our imperfections that make us so perfect for one another.

I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.

Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.

I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine.

You must be the best judge of your own happiness.

The very first moment I beheld him, my heart was irrevocably gone.

There are as many forms of love as there are moments in time.

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.

Wisdom is better than wit, and in the long run will certainly  have the laugh on her side.

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.

Nothing ever fatigues me, but doing what I do not like.

Every savage can dance.

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

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

I wish, as well as everybody else, to be perfectly happy; but, like everybody else, it must be in my own way.

We have all a better guide in ourselves if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.

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