quotes tagged with 'austen'

There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better: we find comfort somewhere.

Author: Jane Austen, Source: Mansfield ParkSaved by skinnigenes in jane austen 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.

Author: Jane Austen, Source: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/j/jane_austen_3.htmlSaved by skinnigenes in jane austen 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love.

Author: Jane Austen, Source: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/j/jane_austen_3.htmlSaved by skinnigenes in jane austen 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Oh! do not attack me with your watch. A watch is always too fast or too slow. I cannot be dictated to by a watch.

Author: Jane Austen, Source: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/j/jane_austen_3.htmlSaved by skinnigenes in jane austen 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

It is happy for you that you possess the talent of flattering with delicacy. May I ask whether these pleasing attentions proceed from the impulse of the moment, or are they the result of previous study?

Author: Jane Austen, Source: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/j/jane_austen_2.htmlSaved by skinnigenes in jane austen 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

If things are going untowardly one month, they are sure to mend the next.

Author: Jane Austen, Source: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/j/jane_austen_2.htmlSaved by skinnigenes in jane austen 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice, though not in principle.

Author: Jane Austen, Source: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/j/jane_austen_2.htmlSaved by skinnigenes in jane austen 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Dress is at all times a frivolous distinction, and excessive solicitude about it often destroys its own aim.

Author: Jane Austen, Source: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/j/jane_austen.htmlSaved by skinnigenes in jane austen 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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