Quotations The Best Jane Austen Quotes  

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A list of the best Jane Austen quotes. This list is arranged by which famous Jane Austen quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest Jane Austen quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from Jane Austen should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable Jane Austen quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

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You mistake me, my dear. I have a high respect for your nerves. They are my old friends. I have heard you mention them with consideration these twenty years at least. Jane Austen
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7 0
There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort. Jane Austen
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16 5
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man is in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. Jane Austen
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10 1
A woman, especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can. Jane Austen
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10 2
In nine cases out of ten, a woman had better show more affection than she feels. Jane Austen
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8 1
A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of. Jane Austen
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7 1
Nobody can tell what I suffer! But it is always so. Those who do not complain are never pitied. Jane Austen
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7 1
Every man is surrounded by a neighborhood of voluntary spies. Jane Austen
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7 2
For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors, and laugh at them in our turn? Jane Austen
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5 1
There are certainly are not so many men of large fortune in the world as there are of pretty woman to deserve them. Jane Austen
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5 1
Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance. Jane Austen
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4 0
What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance. Jane Austen
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6 3
It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage. Jane Austen
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5 2
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. Jane Austen
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4 1
Why not seize the pleasure at once? How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation. Jane Austen
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3 0
Business, you know, may bring you money, but friendship hardly ever does. Jane Austen
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3 1
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
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3 1
With men he can be rational and unaffected, but when he has ladies to please, every feature works. Jane Austen
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2 0
To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment. Jane Austen
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2 0
From politics it was an easy step to silence. Jane Austen
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2 0
To look almost pretty is an acquisition of higher delight to a girl who has been looking plain for the first fifteen years of her life than a beauty from her cradle can ever receive. Jane Austen
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2 0
Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery. Jane Austen
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4 3
Where an opinion is general, it is usually correct. Jane Austen
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2 1
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. Jane Austen
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2 1
Those who do not complain are never pitied. Jane Austen