Quotes by Jane Austen

To look almost pretty, is an acquisition of higher delight to a girl who has been looking plain the first fifteen years of her lif e, than a ...

Jane Austen girls appearance prettiness

Children of the same family, the same blood, with the same first associations and habits, have some means of enjoyment in their po wer, whic ...

Jane Austen siblings childhood

What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance. ...

Jane Austen weather

Undoubtedly ... there is a meanness in all the arts which ladies sometimes condescend to employ for captivation. What bears affini ty to cun ...

Jane Austen captivation cunning arts

Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has b een in th ...

Jane Austen men writers and writing books

Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance. If the dispositions of the parties are ever so well known to each other, or ever so si ...

Jane Austen marriage happiness spouse

I am fully sensible that an historical romance, founded on theHouse of Saxe Cobourg, might be much more to the purpose of />profit or popula ...

Jane Austen writers and writing style comedy and comedians

One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it, unless it has been all suffering, nothing but suffering. ...

Jane Austen places

Without thinking highly either of men or of matrimony, marriage had always been her object; it was the only honourable provision f or well-e ...

Jane Austen marriage happiness fortune

Although our productions have afforded more extensive and unaffected pleasure than those of any other literary corporation in the world, no ...

Jane Austen fiction writers and writing reading

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