Jane Austen

Jane Austen

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

We met Dr. Hall in such deep mourning that either his mother, his wife, or himself must be dead.

I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me that trouble of liking them.

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

I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them.

What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance.

Where so many hours have been spent in convincing myself that I am right, is there not some reason to fear I may be wrong?

One half of the world can not understand the pleasures of the other.

What dreadful weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance.

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

To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.

Why not seize the pleasure at once, how often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparations.

I always deserve the best treatment because I never put up with any other.

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

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.

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

How much I love every thing that is decided and open!

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.

Oh! dear; I was so miserable! I am sure I must have been as white as my gown.

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

An artist cannot do anything slovenly.

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

I pay very little regard...to what any young person says on the subject of marriage. If they profess a disinclination for it, I only set it down that they have not yet seen the right person.

Everybody likes to go their own way--to choose their own time and manner of devotion.

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.