Jane Austen Quotes

With men he can be rational and unaffected, but when he has ladies to please, every feature works.
Jane Austen (1775-1817), British novelist. Mr. John Knightley, in Emma, ch. 13 (1816). Describing Mr. Elton.
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The post-office had a great charm at one period of our lives. When you have lived to my age, you will begin to think letters are never worth going through the rain for.
Jane Austen (1775-1817), British novelist. Mr. John Knightley, in Emma, ch. 34 (1816).
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A man would always wish to give a woman a better home than the one he takes her from; and he who can do it, where there is no doubt of her regard, must, I think, be the happiest of mortals.
Jane Austen (1775-1817), British novelist. Mr. Knightley in Emma, ch. 49 (1816).
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Surprizes are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced, and the inconvenience is often considerable.
Jane Austen (1775-1817), British novelist. Mr. Knightley in Emma, ch. 26 (1816).
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Respect for right conduct is felt by every body.
Jane Austen (1775-1817), British novelist. Mr. Knightley in Emma, ch. 18 (1816).
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One man's style must not be the rule of another's.
Jane Austen (1775-1817), British novelist. Mr. Knightley in Emma, ch. 51 (1816).
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Vanity working on a weak head, produces every sort of mischief.
Jane Austen (1775-1817), British novelist. Mr. Knightley in Emma, ch. 8 (1816).
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If things are going untowardly one month, they are sure to mend the next.
Jane Austen (1775-1817), British novelist. Mr. Weston in Emma, ch. 36 (1816).
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There are secrets in all families.
Jane Austen (1775-1817), British novelist. Mr. Weston in Emma, ch. 14 (1816).
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What is right to be done cannot be done too soon.
Jane Austen (1775-1817), British novelist. Mr. Weston in Emma, ch. 23 (1816).
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