Jane Austen

"Silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Wisdom is better than wit, and in the long run will certainly have the laugh on her side."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

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


Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us."

Jane Austen
Jane Austen "Pride and Prejudice"

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

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

Jane Austen
Jane Austen "Pride and Prejudice"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment."

Jane Austen
Jane Austen "Pride and Prejudice"

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure."

Jane Austen
Jane Austen "Mansfield Park"

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

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

Jane Austen
Jane Austen "Pride and Prejudice"

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love."

Jane Austen
Jane Austen "Northanger Abbey"

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There are people who the more you do for them, the less they will do for themselves."


Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal."

Jane Austen letter to sister Cassandra
Jane Austen letter to sister Cassandra

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance."

Jane Austen
Jane Austen "Pride and Prejudice"

Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)