Famous Quotes from ...

Jane Austen

  • I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice, though not in principle.... Jane Austen {view}
  • Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.... Jane Austen {view}
  • They are much to be pitied who have not been given a taste for nature early in life.... Jane Austen {view}
  • 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.... Jane Austen {view}
  • Single women have a dreadful propensity to being poor... Jane Austen {view}
  • It sometimes happens that a woman is handsomer at twenty-nine than she was ten years before... Jane Austen {view}
  • 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.... Jane Austen {view}
  • If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.... Jane Austen {view}
  • With men he can be rational and unaffected, but when he has ladies to please, every feature works.... Jane Austen {view}
  • Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.... Jane Austen {view}
  • A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment... Jane Austen {view}
  • Next to being married, a girl likes to be crossed in love a little now and then.... Jane Austen {view}
  • Business, you know, may bring money, but friendship hardly ever does.... Jane Austen {view}
  • It is only poverty that makes celibacy contemptible. A single woman of good fortune is always respectable.... Jane Austen {view}
  • It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should refuse an offer of marriage... Jane Austen {view}
  • A woman, especially if she has the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can.... Jane Austen {view}