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30+ Famous Jane Austen Quotes, Sayings & Quotations

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Best Jane Austen Quotes

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

Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.

Every man is surrounded by a neighborhood of voluntary spies.

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

A mind lively and at ease, can do with seeing nothing, and can see nothing that does not answer.

A person who can write a long letter with ease, cannot write ill.

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

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.

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.

For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors and laugh at them in our turn?

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.

Motivating Jane Austen Quotes

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

I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice, though not in principle.

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.

In nine cases out of ten, a woman had better show more affection than she feels.


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

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

It is happy for you that you possess the talent of flattering with delicacy. May I ask whether these pleasing attentions proceed from the impulse of the moment, or are they the result of previous study?

It sometimes happens that a woman is handsomer at twenty-nine than she was ten years before.

It will, I believe, be everywhere found, that as the clergy are, or are not what they ought to be, so are the rest of the nation.

Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery.

Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.

Remarkable Jane Austen Quotes

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.

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.

My sore throats are always worse than anyone’s.

Next to being married, a girl likes to be crossed in love a little now and then.

No man is offended by another man’s admiration of the woman he loves; it is the woman only who can make it a torment.

Nobody minds having what is too good for them.

Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility. It is often only carelessness of opinion, and sometimes an indirect boast.

Oh! do not attack me with your watch. A watch is always too fast or too slow. I cannot be dictated to by a watch.

One cannot be always laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty.

One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it, unless it has been all suffering, nothing but suffering.

One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.

One man’s style must not be the rule of another’s.

One man’s ways may be as good as another’s, but we all like our own best.

Respect for right conduct is felt by every body.

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.

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


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