153 Total Quotes

Jane Austen Quotes

Jane Austen
If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.
Jane Austen
#British Writer #Love

Jane Austen
In nine cases out of ten, a woman had better show more affection than she feels.
Jane Austen
#Greek Philosopher #Affection

Jane Austen
My sore throats are always worse than anyone's.
Jane Austen
#British Writer

Jane Austen
A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.
Jane Austen
#British Writer #Happiness

Jane Austen
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.
Jane Austen
#British Writer #Death

Jane Austen
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.
Jane Austen
#British Writer

Jane Austen
A person who can write a long letter with ease, cannot write ill.
Jane Austen
#British Writer

Jane Austen
Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery.
Jane Austen
#British Writer #Guilt

Jane Austen
I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me that trouble of liking them.
Jane Austen
#British Writer #People

Jane Austen
There are certainly are not so many men of large fortune in the world as there are of pretty woman to deserve them.
Jane Austen
#British Writer #Fortune

Jane Austen
Surprises are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced, and the inconvenience is often considerable.
Jane Austen
#British Writer #Pleasure

Jane Austen
Single women have a dreadful propensity for being poor. Which is one very strong argument in favor of matrimony.
Jane Austen
#British Writer

Jane Austen
I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice, though not in principle.
Jane Austen
#British Writer #Habit

Jane Austen
What are men to rocks and mountains?
Jane Austen
#Men

Jane Austen
We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.
Jane Austen
#British Writer

Jane Austen
How quick come the reasons for approving what we like!
Jane Austen
#British Writer

Jane Austen
. . . she had prejudices on the side of ancestry; she had a value for rank and consequence, which blinded her a little to the faults of those who possessed them.
Jane Austen
#Ancestry

Jane Austen
With men he can be rational and unaffected, but when he has ladies to please, every feature works.
Jane Austen
#Men And Women

Jane Austen
All the privilege I claim for my own sex . . . is that of loving longest, when existence or when hope is gone.
Jane Austen
#Existence

Jane Austen
It is only poverty that makes celibacy contemptible. A single woman of good fortune is always respectable.
Jane Austen
#Celibacy

Jane Austen
A single woman with a narrow income must be a ridiculous old maid, the proper sport of boys and girls; but a single woman of good fortune is always respectable, and may be as sensible and pleasant as anybody else.
Jane Austen
#Boys