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Jane Austen Quotes (Popular Quotes from her Book)

Filed in Quote by on August 25, 2022

One of the greatest humorist writers in British culture is Jane Austen. Her writing is known for its subtle sarcasm, which may be brutal in its results. Read on to learn from these Jane Austen quotes.

 Jane Austen Quotes

Jane Austen Quotes

Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775, and grew to be influential. These Jane Austen quotations is got from her books and letters, gets inspired by them.

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

2. “I may have lost my heart, but not my self-control.” – Jane Austen

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

4. “I lay it down as a general rule, Harriet, that if a woman doubts as to whether she should accept a man or not, she certainly ought to refuse him.” – Jane Austen

5. “A person, who can write a long letter with ease, cannot write ill.” – Jane Austen

6. “There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.” – Jane Austen

7. “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

8. “Nobody minds having what is too good for them.” – Jane Austen

9. “To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.” – Jane Austen

10. “Selfishness must always be forgiven you know because there is no hope of a cure.”

11. “I have been used to consider poetry as the food of love.” – Jane Austen

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

13. “If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.” – Jane Austen

Sense and Sensibility Quotes

14. “Good-humoured, unaffected girls, will not do for a man who has been used to sensible women. They are two distinct orders of being.”

15. “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

16. 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!

17. “A woman, especially, if she has the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can.”

18. “I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.” – Jane Austen

 Jane Austen Quotes

19. “There are as many forms of love as there are moments in time.” – Jane Austen

20. “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 quotes”

21. “None of us wants to be in calm waters all our lives.” – Jane Austen

22. “To you I shall say, as I have often said before, do not be in a hurry, the right man will come at last.” – Jane Austen

23. There are as many forms of love as there are moments in time.

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

25. “A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.” – Jane Austen

Quotes and Sayings

26. “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.”

27. Business, you know, may bring you money, but friendship hardly ever does.

28. “Her heart did whisper that he had done it for her.” – Jane Austen

29. “Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.”

30. “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 quotes”

31. “You must be the best judge of your own happiness.” – Jane Austen

32. “I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve.” – Jane Austen

33. “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.” – Jane Austen

34. “Why not seize the pleasure at once, how often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparations.”

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Wisdom Quotes

35. “Those who do not complain are never pitied.” – Jane Austen

36. “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.” – Jane Austen

37. “I could easily forgive his pride if he had not mortified mine.” – Jane Austen

38. “We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.”

39. Is not general incivility the very essence of love?

40. One cannot have too large a party.

 Jane Austen Quotes

41. “A mind lively and at ease, can do with seeing nothing, and can see nothing that does not answer.”      “Jane Austen quotes”

42. How quick come the reasons for approving what we like!

43. “A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.” – Jane Austen

44. “There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better: we find comfort somewhere.”

45. Those who do not complain are never pitied.

46. “I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.” – Jane Austen

47. “I wish, as well as everybody else, to be perfectly happy; but, like everybody else, it must be in my own way.” – Jane Austen

48. I always deserve the best treatment because I never put up with any other.

49. “Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.”

50. “Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.” – Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice

51. “Were I to fall in love, indeed, it would be a different thing! but I have never been in love; it is not my way, or my nature; and I do not think I ever shall. And, without love, I am sure I should be a fool to change such a situation as mine.”

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

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

54. Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.

55. Laugh as much as you choose, but you will not laugh me out of my opinion.

56. “Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.” – Jane Austen

57. “It is very difficult for the prosperous to be humble.”     “Jane Austen quotes”

58. My sore throats are always worse than anyones.

59. “Nothing ever fatigues me, but doing what I do not like.”

60. “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

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

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

63. “Perhaps it is our imperfections that make us so perfect for one another.” – Jane Austen

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Inspiring Quotes

64. “I dearly love a laugh… I hope I never ridicule what is wise or good. Follies and nonsense, whims and inconsistencies do divert me, I own, and I laugh at them whenever I can.”

65. Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.

66. “The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” – Jane Austen

67. “But for my own part, if a book is well written, I always find it too short.”        “Jane Austen quotes”

68. Indulge your imagination in every possible flight.

69. “Know your own happiness. Want for nothing but patience – or give it a more fascinating name: Call it hope.” – Jane Austen

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70. “There are people, who the more you do for them, the less they will do for themselves.” – Jane Austen

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

72. “The very first moment I beheld him, my heart was irrevocably gone.” – Jane Austen

Austen Quotes

73. “Then I examined my own heart. And there you were. Never, I fear, to be removed.” – Jane Austen

74. You must learn some of my philosophy. Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.

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

76. “I always deserve the best treatment because I never put up with any other.” – Jane Austen

77. “There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.” – Jane Austen

78. “We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.” – Jane Austen

79. “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.”

80. A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.      “Jane Austen quotes”

81. “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.” 

82. “Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.”

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

84. Next to being married, a girl likes to be crossed in love a little now and then. It is something to think of.

85. “There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart,’ said she afterwards to herself.  ‘There is nothing to be compared to it.  Warmth and tenderness of heart, with an affectionate, open manner, will beat all the clearness of head in the world, for attraction: I am sure it will.”

Pride and prejudice

Motivational Quotes

86. “It is very often nothing but our own vanity that deceives us.” – Jane Austen

87. “Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.” – Jane Austen

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

89. “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!” – Jane Austen

90. Nothing ever fatigues me but doing what I do not like.

91. It isn’t what we say or think that defines us, but what we do.

92. “One man’s ways may be as good as another’s, but we all like our own best.” – Jane Austen

93. “I always deserve the best treatment because I never put up with any other.”

94. To flatter and follow others, without being flattered and followed in turn, is but a state of half enjoyment.    “Jane Austen quotes”

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

96. “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” – Jane Austen

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

The most well-known books by Jane Austen are “Pride and Prejudice” and “Sense and Sensibility.” Later, she produced two more books, “Northanger Abbey” and “Persuasion,” which were both released in 1818 after her death.

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