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Quote: 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. by author Jane Austen overlaid on photo of photo of author Jane Austen with quote

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.


Quote: To love is to burn, to be on fire. by author Jane Austen overlaid on photo of photo of author Jane Austen with quote

To love is to burn, to be on fire.


Quote: 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. by author Jane Austen overlaid on photo of photo of author Jane Austen with quote

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.


Quote: Husbands and wives generally understand when opposition will be vain. by author Jane Austen overlaid on photo of photo of author Jane Austen with quote

Husbands and wives generally understand when opposition will be vain.


Quote: Where youth and diffidence are united, it requires uncommon steadiness of reason to resist the attraction of being called the most charming girl in the world. by author Jane Austen overlaid on photo of photo of author Jane Austen with quote

Where youth and diffidence are united, it requires uncommon steadiness of reason to resist the attraction of being called the most charming girl in the world.


Quote: My sore throats are always worse than anyone's. by author Jane Austen overlaid on photo of photo of author Jane Austen with quote

My sore throats are always worse than anyone's.


Quote: I am afraid that the pleasantness of an employment does not always evince its propriety. by author Jane Austen overlaid on photo of photo of author Jane Austen with quote

I am afraid that the pleasantness of an employment does not always evince its propriety.


Quote: It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage. by author Jane Austen overlaid on photo of photo of author Jane Austen with quote

It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage.


Quote: From politics, it was an easy step to silence. by author Jane Austen overlaid on photo of photo of author Jane Austen with quote

From politics, it was an easy step to silence.


Quote: Every man is surrounded by a neighborhood of voluntary spies. by author Jane Austen overlaid on photo of photo of author Jane Austen with quote

Every man is surrounded by a neighborhood of voluntary spies.


Quote: Surprises are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced, and the inconvenience is often considerable. by author Jane Austen overlaid on photo of photo of author Jane Austen with quote

Surprises are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced, and the inconvenience is often considerable.


Quote: No man is offended by another man's admiration of the woman he loves; it is the woman only who can make it a torment. by author Jane Austen overlaid on photo of photo of author Jane Austen with quote

No man is offended by another man's admiration of the woman he loves; it is the woman only who can make it a torment.


Quote: An artist cannot do anything slovenly. by author Jane Austen overlaid on photo of photo of author Jane Austen with quote

An artist cannot do anything slovenly.


Quote: Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised, or a little mistaken. by author Jane Austen overlaid on photo of photo of author Jane Austen with quote

Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised, or a little mistaken.


Quote: A woman, especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can. by author Jane Austen overlaid on photo of photo of author Jane Austen with quote

A woman, especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can.


Quote: It sometimes happens that a woman is handsomer at twenty-nine than she was ten years before. by author Jane Austen overlaid on photo of photo of author Jane Austen with quote

It sometimes happens that a woman is handsomer at twenty-nine than she was ten years before.


Quote: One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other. by author Jane Austen overlaid on photo of photo of author Jane Austen with quote

One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.


Quote: Nobody, who has not been in the interior of a family, can say what the difficulties of any individual of that family may be. by author Jane Austen overlaid on photo of photo of author Jane Austen with quote

Nobody, who has not been in the interior of a family, can say what the difficulties of any individual of that family may be.


Quote: How quick come the reasons for approving what we like! by author Jane Austen overlaid on photo of photo of author Jane Austen with quote

How quick come the reasons for approving what we like!


Quote: A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment. by author Jane Austen overlaid on photo of photo of author Jane Austen with quote

A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.


Quote: To flatter and follow others, without being flattered and followed in turn, is but a state of half enjoyment. by author Jane Austen overlaid on photo of photo of author Jane Austen with quote

To flatter and follow others, without being flattered and followed in turn, is but a state of half enjoyment.


Quote: There are people, who the more you do for them, the less they will do for themselves. by author Jane Austen overlaid on photo of photo of author Jane Austen with quote

There are people, who the more you do for them, the less they will do for themselves.


Quote: I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice, though not in principle. by author Jane Austen overlaid on photo of photo of author Jane Austen with quote

I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice, though not in principle.


Quote: I cannot speak well enough to be unintelligible. by author Jane Austen overlaid on photo of photo of author Jane Austen with quote

I cannot speak well enough to be unintelligible.


Quote: Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery. by author Jane Austen overlaid on photo of photo of author Jane Austen with quote

Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery.


Quote: It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. by author Jane Austen overlaid on photo of photo of author Jane Austen with quote

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


Quote: For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors and laugh at them in our turn? by author Jane Austen overlaid on photo of photo of author Jane Austen with quote

For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors and laugh at them in our turn?


Quote: I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal. by author Jane Austen overlaid on photo of photo of author Jane Austen with quote

I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal.


Quote: What is right to be done cannot be done too soon. by author Jane Austen overlaid on photo of photo of author Jane Austen with quote

What is right to be done cannot be done too soon.


Quote: Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without further expense to anybody. by author Jane Austen overlaid on photo of photo of author Jane Austen with quote

Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without further expense to anybody.


Quote: To look almost pretty is an acquisition of higher delight to a girl who has been looking plain for the first fifteen years of her life than a beauty from her cradle can ever receive. by author Jane Austen overlaid on photo of photo of author Jane Austen with quote

To look almost pretty is an acquisition of higher delight to a girl who has been looking plain for the first fifteen years of her life than a beauty from her cradle can ever receive.


Quote: There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort. by author Jane Austen overlaid on photo of photo of author Jane Austen with quote

There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.


Quote: There is safety in reserve, but no attraction. One cannot love a reserved person. by author Jane Austen overlaid on photo of photo of author Jane Austen with quote

There is safety in reserve, but no attraction. One cannot love a reserved person.


Quote: 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. by author Jane Austen overlaid on photo of photo of author Jane Austen with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Jane Austen overlaid on photo of photo of author Jane Austen with quote

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.


Quote: If things are going untowardly one month, they are sure to mend the next. by author Jane Austen overlaid on photo of photo of author Jane Austen with quote

If things are going untowardly one month, they are sure to mend the next.


Quote: The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. by author Jane Austen overlaid on photo of photo of author Jane Austen with quote

The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much!


Quote: One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it, unless it has been all suffering, nothing but suffering. by author Jane Austen overlaid on photo of photo of author Jane Austen with quote

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


Quote: One cannot be always laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty. by author Jane Austen overlaid on photo of photo of author Jane Austen with quote

One cannot be always laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty.


Quote: To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment. by author Jane Austen overlaid on photo of photo of author Jane Austen with quote

To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.


Quote: Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure. by author Jane Austen overlaid on photo of photo of author Jane Austen with quote

Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.


Quote: 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. by author Jane Austen overlaid on photo of photo of author Jane Austen with quote

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.


Quote: Walter Scott has no business to write novels, especially good ones. It is not fair. He has fame and profit enough as a poet, and should not be taking the bread out of the mouths of other people. by author Jane Austen overlaid on photo of photo of author Jane Austen with quote

Walter Scott has no business to write novels, especially good ones. It is not fair. He has fame and profit enough as a poet, and should not be taking the bread out of the mouths of other people.


Quote: The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid. by author Jane Austen overlaid on photo of photo of author Jane Austen with quote

The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.


Quote: There are certainly not so many men of large fortune in the world, as there are pretty women to deserve them. by author Jane Austen overlaid on photo of photo of author Jane Austen with quote

There are certainly not so many men of large fortune in the world, as there are pretty women to deserve them.


Quote: In nine cases out of ten, a woman had better show more affection than she feels. by author Jane Austen overlaid on photo of photo of author Jane Austen with quote

In nine cases out of ten, a woman had better show more affection than she feels.


Quote: It is happy for you that you possess the talent of flattering with delicacy. May I ask whether these pleasing attentions proceed from the impulse of the moment, or are they the result of previous study? by author Jane Austen overlaid on photo of photo of author Jane Austen with quote

It is happy for you that you possess the talent of flattering with delicacy. May I ask whether these pleasing attentions proceed from the impulse of the moment, or are they the result of previous study?


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