My heart is, and always will be, yours.— Jane Austen
The most competitive Jane Austen quotes that will activate your inner potential
It isn't what we say or think that defines us, but what we do.
There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends.
I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.
The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.
It is very often nothing but our own vanity that deceives us.
The younger brother must help to pay for the pleasures of the elder.
There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.
An unhappy alternative is before you, Elizabeth.
From this day you must be a stranger to one of your parents. Your mother will never see you again if you do not marry Mr. Collins, and I will never see you again if you do.
If a book is well written, I always find it too short.
Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure;
seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised, or a little mistaken.
None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.
My idea of good company is the company of clever, well-informed people who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company.
A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.
Now I must give one smirk and then we may be rational again
I come here with no expectations, only to profess, now that I am at liberty to do so, that my heart is and always will be yours.
Vanity working on a weak head, produces every sort of mischief.
In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.
Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.
Well, my dear," said Mr. Bennet, when Elizabeth had read the note aloud, "if your daughter should have a dangerous fit of illness—if she should die, it would be a comfort to know that it was all in pursuit of Mr. Bingley, and under your orders.
Mr. Collins is a conceited, pompous, narrow-minded, silly man; you know he is, as well as I do; and you must feel, as well as I do, that the woman who married him cannot have a proper way of thinking.
You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you. -Mr. Darcy
My dear Mr. Bennet," said his lady to him one day, "have you heard that Netherfield Park is let at last?
Loss of virtue in a female is irretrievable;
that one false step involves her in endless ruin; that her reputation is no less brittle than it is beautiful; and that she cannot be too much guarded in her behaviour towards the undeserving of the other sex.
I have no pretensions whatever to that kind of elegance which consists in tormenting a respectable man.
I am come, young ladies, in a very moralizing strain, to observe that our pleasures of this world are always to be for, and that we often purchase them at a great disadvantage, giving readi-monied actual happiness for a draft on the future, that may not be honoured.
Perhaps it is our imperfections that make us so perfect for one another.
Mr. Bennet, how can you abuse your own children in such a way? You take delight in vexing me. You have no compassion for my poor nerves." "You mistake me, my dear. I have a high respect for your nerves. They are my old friends. I have heard you mention them with consideration these last twenty years at least.
Self-knowledge is the first step to maturity.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
In nine cases out of ten, a woman had better show more affection than she feels.
There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.
It is very difficult for the prosperous to be humble.
To love is to burn, to be on fire.
There are as many forms of love as there are moments in time.
What are men to rocks and mountains?
A mind lively and at ease, can do with seeing nothing, and can see nothing that does not answer.
Her own thoughts and reflections were habitually her best companions.
Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.
To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.
If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad.
Good apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness.
It is very unfair to judge any body's conduct, without an intimate knowledge of their situation.
I wish, as well as everybody else, to be perfectly happy;
but, like everybody else, it must be in my own way.
But remember that the pain of parting from friends will be felt by everybody at times, whatever be their education or state. Know your own happiness. You want nothing but patience; or give it a more fascinating name: call it hope.
I was quiet but I was not blind.
What strange creatures brothers are!
There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.
How quick come the reasons for approving what we like!
One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.
I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.
Run mad as often as you choose, but do not faint!
There is safety in reserve, but no attraction. One cannot love a reserved person.