Surprises are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced, and the inconvenience is often considerable. Jane Austen quote
There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort. Jane Austen quote
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
'Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen quote
One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.
'Emma Jane Austen quote
If any one faculty of our nature may be called more wonderful than the rest, I do think it is memory. There seems something more speakingly incomprehensible in the powers, the failures, the inequalities of memory, than in any other of our intelligences. The memory is sometimes so retentive, so serviceable, so obedient; at others, so bewildered and so weak; and at others again, so tyrannic, so beyond control! We are, to be sure, a miracle every way; but our powers of recollecting and of forgetting do seem peculiarly past finding out. - Mansfield Park Jane Austen quote
Nothing amuses me more than the easy manner with which everybody settles the abundance of those who have a great deal less than themselves. Jane Austen quote
A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of. Happiness
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I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them. Jane Austen quote
Writer of literary classics such as 'Pride And Prejudice'