Jane Austen Quotes

Jane Austen Quotes

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Mr. Collins was not a sensible man, and the deficiency of nature had been but little assisted by education or society. ~ Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen "Mr. Wickham is blessed with such happy manners as may ensure his MAKING friends--whether he may be equally capable of RETAINING them, is less certain." ~ Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen "The power of doing anything with quickness is always prized much by the possessor, and often without any attention to the imperfection of the performance." ~ Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen "A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony, in a moment." ~ Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen "Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us." ~ Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen "I could easily forgive HIS pride, if he had not mortified MINE." ~ Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. ~ Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen It is not time or opportunity that is to determine intimacy;-- it is disposition alone. Seven years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted with each other, and seven days are more than enough for others. ~ Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen They gave themselves up wholly to their sorrow, seeking increase of wretchedness in every reflection that could afford it, and resolved against ever admitting consolation in future. ~ Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen "And yet there is something so amiable in the prejudices of a young mind, that one is sorry to see them give way to the reception of more general opinions." ~ Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

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