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10 Inspiring Quotes by Jane Austen

What're the classics without an Austen's work?! She's delighted us with her remarkable works, and does it again with her evoking quotes.

1

On reading

On reading

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

2

On confessing

On confessing

"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."

3

On Punctuality

On Punctuality

"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."

4

On Flattery

On Flattery

"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?"

5

On women's education

On women's education

"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."

6

On Jealousy

On Jealousy

"“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.”

7

On rejection

On rejection

"“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.”

8

A mild note on friendship

A mild note on friendship

"Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love."

9

On good company

On good company

"Good company requires only birth, education, and manners, and with regard to education is not very nice. Birth and good manners are essential; but a little learning is by no means a dangerous thing in good company; on the contrary, it will do very well."

10

On vanity and pride

On vanity and pride

"Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously.... Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us."