Jane Austen Quotes

Everything united in him; good understanding, correct opinions, knowledge of the world and a good heart.

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

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

One may be continually abusive without saying any thing just; but one cannot be always laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty.

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

In nine times out of ten a women had better show more affection than she feels.

There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.

It is very difficult for the prosperous to be humble.

“I should like balls infinitely better,” she said, “if they were carried on in a different manner… It would be surely be more rational if conversation instead of dancing made the order of the day.” To which her brother replied, “Much more rational, I dare say, but it would not be near so much like […]

Those who do not complain are never pitied.