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    There is nothing like staying at home, for real comfort.
    — Jane Austen
    tags: comfort  real 
     
    A girl likes to be crossed a little in love now and then.It is something to think of.
    — Jane Austen
    tags: girls 
     
    A woman, especially if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can.
    — Jane Austen
    tags: women  knowing 
     
    I wish, as well as everybody else, to be perfectly happy; but, like everybody else, it must be in my own way.
    — Jane Austen
    tags: wishes 
     
    Dress is at all times a frivolous distinction, and excessive solicitude about it often destroys its own aim.
    — Jane Austen
    tags: time 
     
    From politics, it was an easy step to silence.
    — Jane Austen
    tags: silence  politics 
     
    I could not sit down to write a serious romance under any other motive than to save my life.
    — Jane Austen
    tags: write  romance 
     
    A single woman with a very narrow income must be a ridiculous, disagreeable 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
    tags: women  boys 
     
    I would have everybody marry if they can do it properly: I do not like to have people throw themselves away; but everybody should marry as soon as they can do it to advantage.
    — Jane Austen
    tags: people  marry  advantage 
     
    Nothing ever fatigues me but doing what I do not like.
    — Jane Austen
    There is not one in a hundred of either sex who is not taken in when they marry.
    — Jane Austen
    tags: sex  marry 
     
    There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of merit or sense.
    — Jane Austen
    Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.
    — Jane Austen
    tags: friendship 
     
    When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable If I have not an excellent library.
    — Jane Austen
    tags: library 
     
    There are as many forms of love as there are moments in time.
    — Jane Austen
    tags: time  moment 
     
    but for my own part, if a book is well written, I always find it too short.
    — Jane Austen
    tags: book 
     
    In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.
    — Jane Austen
    He is a gentleman, and I am a gentleman's daughter. So far we are equal.
    — Jane Austen
    tags: daughter 
     
    A mind lively and at ease, can do with seeing nothing, and can see nothing that does not answer.
    — Jane Austen
    tags: seeing  mind 
     
    If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad.
    — Jane Austen
    tags: young  adventure 
     
    It is very difficult for the prosperous to be humble.
    — Jane Austen
    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.
    — Jane Austen
    tags: nature  people  friends  loving 
     
    The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.
    — Jane Austen
    tags: people  pleasure  novel 
     
    But remember that the pain of parting from friends will be felt by everybody at times, whatever be their education or state. Know your own happiness. You want nothing but patience; or give it a more fascinating name: call it hope.
    — Jane Austen
    Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.
    — Jane Austen
    tags: selfishness  hope 
     
    I come here with no expectations, only to profess, now that I am at liberty to do so, that my heart is and always will be yours.
    — Jane Austen
    There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.
    — Jane Austen
    tags: heart  charm 
     
    It isn't what we say or think that defines us, but what we do.
    — Jane Austen
    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.
    — Jane Austen
    tags: people  ideas  company 
     
    Self-knowledge is the first step to maturity.
    — Jane Austen
    tags: maturity 
     
    I am come, young ladies, in a very moralizing strain, to observe that our pleasures of this world are always to be for, and that we often purchase them at a great disadvantage, giving readi-monied actual happiness for a draft on the future, that may not be honoured.
    — Jane Austen
    Follies and nonsense, whims and inconsistencies do divert me, I own, and I laugh at them whenever I can.
    — Jane Austen
    Dare not say that man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you.
    — Jane Austen
    tags: death  men  women 
     
    Do not give way to useless alarm; though it is right to be prepared for the worst, there is no occasion to look on it as certain.
    — Jane Austen
    tags: right  occasion 
     
    Look into your own heart because who looks outside, dreams, but who looks inside awakes.
    — Jane Austen
    tags: heart  awake  dreams 
     
    Every moment has its pleasures and its hope.
    — Jane Austen
    tags: moment  pleasure  hope 
     
    Perhaps it is our imperfections that make us so perfect for one another.
    — Jane Austen
    If I could but know his heart, everything would become easy.
    — Jane Austen
    tags: heart 
     
    To flatter and follow others, without being flattered and followed in turn, is but a state of half enjoyment.
    — Jane Austen
    You must be the best judge of your own happiness.
    — Jane Austen
    tags: happiness 
     
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    jane austen
    Birth    : December 16, 1775
    Death  : July 18, 1817
    Occupation  : Novelist