Why not seize the pleasure at once, how often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparations.
Quote by Jane Austen
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Jane Austen Quotes
For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors and laugh at them in our turn?
Silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way.
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?
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.
One cannot be always laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty.
One half of the world can not understand the pleasures of the other.
What dreadful weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance.
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.
Everybody likes to go their own way--to choose their own time and manner of devotion.
A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.
Reputation is what men and women think of us character is what God and angels know of us.
Raising children is an incredibly hard and risky business in which no cumulative wisdom is gained: each generation repeats the mistakes the previous one made.
Women today have more of an overview of their lives and how marriage is or is not a part of it.
Eventually, with success, I started to feel more and more isolated - like I didn't have a community of artists.
The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.
Trust, but verify.
The Ten Commandments have never been replaced as the moral basis upon which society rests.
Beware of false knowledge it is more dangerous than ignorance.
Most poetry in the modern age has retreated to the private sphere, turning its back on the political realm.
I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.