Jane Austen Quotes

Those who do not complain are never pitied. Jane Austen

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

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

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

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

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

Why not seize the pleasure at once, how often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparations. Jane Austen

The trees, though not fully clothed, were in that delightful state, when further beauty is known to be at hand, and when, while much is actually given to the sight, more yet remains for the imagination. Jane Austen

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

Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance. Jane Austen

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

Dress is at all times a frivolous distinction, and excessive solicitude about it often destroys its own aim. Jane Austen

The truth is, that in London it is always a sickly season. Nobody is healthy in London, nobody can be. Jane Austen