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Ah! there is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.

Jane Austen (1775-1817) English novelist
Emma (1815)
 
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Surprises are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced, and the inconvenience is often considerable.

Jane Austen (1775-1817) English novelist
Emma (1815)
 
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Why not seize the pleasure at once? How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation!

Jane Austen (1775-1817) English novelist
Emma, ch. 30
 
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One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.

Jane Austen (1775-1817) English novelist
Emma, ch. 9 (1816)
 
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Of various admirals I could tell you a great deal: of them and their flags, and the gradation of their pay, and their bickerings and jealousies. But, in general, I can assure you that they are all passed over, and all very ill used. Certainly, my home at my uncle’s brought me acquainted with a circle of admirals. Of Rears and Vices I saw enough. Now, do not be suspecting me of a pun, I entreat.

Jane Austen (1775-1817) English novelist
Mansfield Park, ch. 6 [Fanny Price] (1814)
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It will, I believe, be everywhere found, that as the clergy are, or are not what they ought to be, so are the rest of the nation.

Jane Austen (1775-1817) English novelist
Mansfield Park, ch. 9 [Edmund Bertram] (1814)
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I speak what appears to me the general opinion; and where an opinion is general, it is usually correct.

Jane Austen (1775-1817) English novelist
Mansfield Park, ch. 11 [Mary Crawford] (1814)
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She was of course only too good for him; but as nobody minds having what is too good for them, he was very steadily earnest in the pursuit of the blessing.

Jane Austen (1775-1817) English novelist
Mansfield Park, ch. 48 (1814)
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My idea of good company, Mr. Elliot, is the company of clever, well-informed people, who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company.

Jane Austen (1775-1817) English novelist
Persuasion, ch. 16 [Anne] (1818)
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Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility. It is often only carelessness of opinion, and sometimes an indirect boast.‬

Jane Austen (1775-1817) English novelist
Pride and Prejudice, ch. 10 [Darcy] (1813)
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Those who do not complain are never pitied.

Jane Austen (1775-1817) English novelist
Pride and Prejudice, ch. 20 [Mrs. Bennet] (1813)
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I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice, though not in principle.

Jane Austen (1775-1817) English novelist
Pride and Prejudice, ch. 58 (1813)
 
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Where so many hours have been spent in convincing myself that I am right, is there not some reason to fear I may be wrong?

Jane Austen (1775-1817) English novelist
Sense and Sensability, ch. 31 (1811)
 
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What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps one in a continual state of inelegance.

Jane Austen (1775-1817) English novelist
Letter (18 Sep 1796)
 
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I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal.

Jane Austen (1775-1817) English novelist
Letter to her sister Cassandra (24 Dec 1798)
 
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