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Jane Austen

Jane Austen Poems, Quotes, and Biography. Featuring poetry related information and works by Jane Austen. This Jane Austen page includes links to Jane Austen works and information about Austen.

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Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature. Her realism, biting irony and social commentary have gained her historical importance among scholars and critics.

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Quote Left And I, Mr. Knightley, am equally stout in my confidence of its not doing them any harm. With all dear Emma's little faults, she is an excellent creature. Where shall we see a better daughter, or a kinder sister, or a truer friend? No, no; she has qualities which may be trusted; she will never lead any one really wrong; she will make no lasting blunder; where Emma errs once, she is in the right a hundred times. Quote Right
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Quote Left A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of. Quote Right
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Quote Left Everybody likes to go their own way--to choose their own time and manner of devotion. Quote Right
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Quote Left Without thinking highly either of men or of matrimony, marriage had always been her object; it was the only honourable provision for well-educ... Quote Right
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Quote Left 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. Quote Right
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Quote Left A basin of nice smooth gruel, thin, but not too thin. Quote Right
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Quote Left 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. Quote Right
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Quote Left At my time of life opinions are tolerably fixed. It is not likely that I should now see or hear anything to change them. Quote Right
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Quote Left It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage. Quote Right
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Quote Left An artist cannot do anything slovenly. Quote Right
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Quote Left A woman should never be trusted with money. Quote Right
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Quote Left What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance. Quote Right
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Quote Left It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a large fortune must be in want of a wife. Quote Right
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Quote Left Those who do not complain are never pitied. Quote Right
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Quote Left For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors and laugh at them in our turn? Quote Right
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Quote Left One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other. Quote Right
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Quote Left But when a young lady is to be a heroine, the perverseness of forty surrounding families cannot prevent her. Something must and will happen to throw a hero in her way. Quote Right
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Quote Left To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment. Quote Right
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Quote Left Mrs. Hall, of Sherborne, was brought to bed yesterday of a dead child, some weeks before she was expected, owing to a... Quote Right
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Quote Left For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbours, and laugh at them in our turn? Quote Right
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Quote Left One cannot be always laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty. Quote Right
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Quote Left To look almost pretty, is an acquisition of higher delight to a girl who has been looking plain the first fifteen years of her life, than a be... Quote Right
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Quote Left It may be possible to do without dancing entirely. Instances have been known of young people passing many, many months successively without being at any ball of any description, and no material injury accrue either to body or mind; but when a beginning is made -- when the felicities of rapid motion have once been, though slightly, felt -- it must be a very heavy set that does not ask for more. Quote Right
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Quote Left We do not look in our great cities for our best morality. Quote Right
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Quote Left 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. Quote Right
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