Quotes by Jane Austen

Jane Austen was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels, which interpret, critique and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century. Austen's plots often explore the dependence of women on marriage in the pursuit of favourable social standing and economic security.

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Quotes by Jane Austen

If I could but know his heart, everything would become easy.

Jane Austen in Sense and Sensibility
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There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.

FriendshipJane Austen in Northanger Abbey
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To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.

Dancing, Falling in loveJane Austen
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There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.

HeartJane Austen
 
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There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.

LazinessJane Austen
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Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.

EgoismJane Austen
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To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.

Dancing, Falling in loveJane Austen
 
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My idea of good company is the company of clever, well-informed people who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company.

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It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.

MoneyJane Austen in Pride and Prejudice
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