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57 Jane Austen Quotes About Life (LOVE)

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It isn’t what we say or think that defines us, but what we do.
It isn’t what we say or think that defines us, but what we do.
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 a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.
The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.
There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.
There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.
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.
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.
There are people, who the more you do for them, the less they will do for themselves.
There are people, who the more you do for them, the less they will do for themselves.
Laugh as much as you choose, but you will not laugh me out of my opinion.
Laugh as much as you choose, but you will not laugh me out of my opinion.
Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one she has the means of settling well, without further expense to anybody.
Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one she has the means of settling well, without further expense to anybody.
Indulge your imagination in every possible flight.
Indulge your imagination in every possible flight.
There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.
There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.

14 Jane Austen Quotes on Love

“It is not time or opportunity that is to determine intimacy; it is disposition alone. Seven years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted with each other, and seven days are more than enough for others.”

Jane Austen
In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.
In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.
A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.
A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.
To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.
To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.
There are as many forms of love as there are moments in time.
There are as many forms of love as there are moments in time.
Do anything rather than marry without affection.
Do anything rather than marry without affection.
Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.
Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.
The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much!
The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much!
Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.
Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.
There is safety in reserve, but no attraction. One cannot love a reserved person.
There is safety in reserve, but no attraction. One cannot love a reserved person.
The very first moment I beheld him, my heart was irrevocably gone.
The very first moment I beheld him, my heart was irrevocably gone.
If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.
If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.
You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope… I have loved none but you!
You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope… I have loved none but you!
I may have lost my heart, but not my self-control.
I may have lost my heart, but not my self-control.

10 Jane Austen Quotes About Life

Without music, life would be a blank to me.
Without music, life would be a blank to me.
A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.
A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.
Nobody minds having what is too good for them.
Nobody minds having what is too good for them.
One man’s style must not be the rule of another’s.
One man’s style must not be the rule of another’s.
I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal.
I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal.
Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.
Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.
There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.
There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.
I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.
I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.
You must learn some of my philosophy. Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.
You must learn some of my philosophy. Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.
But people themselves alter so much, that there is something new to be observed in them forever.
But people themselves alter so much, that there is something new to be observed in them forever.

6 Inspirational Jane Austen Quotes (MOTIVATION)

We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.
We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.
The distance is nothing when one has motive.
The distance is nothing when one has motive.
I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve.
I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve.
A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.
A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.
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 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.
Know your own happiness. You want nothing but patience; or give it a more fascinating name: call it hope.
Know your own happiness. You want nothing but patience; or give it a more fascinating name: call it hope.

3 Jane Austen Quotes on Reading

I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book!
I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book!
When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.
When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.
But for my own part, if a book is well written, I always find it too short.
But for my own part, if a book is well written, I always find it too short.

14 Jane Austen Quotes to Make You Think

Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.
Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.
Vanity working on a weak head, produces every sort of mischief.
Vanity working on a weak head, produces every sort of mischief.
One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.
One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.
Nothing ever fatigues me but doing what I do not like.
Nothing ever fatigues me but doing what I do not like.
It is very difficult for the prosperous to be humble.
It is very difficult for the prosperous to be humble.
Silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way.
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.
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.
What is right to be done, cannot be done too soon.
What is right to be done, cannot be done too soon.
For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors, and laugh at them in our turn?
For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors, and laugh at them in our turn?
Angry people are not always wise.
Angry people are not always wise.
I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine.
I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine.
Where an opinion is general, it is usually correct.
Where an opinion is general, it is usually correct.
Those who do not complain are never pitied.
Those who do not complain are never pitied.
To flatter and follow others, without being flattered and followed in turn, is but a state of half enjoyment.
To flatter and follow others, without being flattered and followed in turn, is but a state of half enjoyment.

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