Silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way.
Quote by Jane Austen
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Jane Austen Quotes
Why not seize the pleasure at once, how often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparations.
I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me that trouble of liking them.
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.
Everybody likes to go their own way--to choose their own time and manner of devotion.
Nothing amuses me more than the easy manner with which everybody settles the abundance of those who have a great deal less than themselves.
Those who do not complain are never pitied.
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.
But when a young lady is to be a heroine, the perverseness of forty surrounding families cannot prevent her. Something must and will happen to throw a hero in her way.
It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage.
A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.
A government of laws, and not of men.
Happiness, that grand mistress of the ceremonies in the dance of life, impels us through all its mazes and meanderings, but leads none of us by the same route.
The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
Do not ever say that the desire to 'do good' by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives.
My mom always said I was the peacemaker in the family. My older brother, Eric, was the leader, the creative one. I was just his puppet.
A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life.
Oh, what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive
Women can go on marrying and pretending that their boyfriends and husbands are Mr. Darcy or some RomCom dream man. But where's that going to get 'em? Besides divorce court?
Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.
Love can no more continue without a constant motion than fire can and when once you take hope and fear away, you take from it its very life and being.