Top 55 Greatest Jane Austen Quotes To Read Now

Jane Austen was one of the most influential writers and an inspiration for all generations. Her books were well received, and she has a big fan following all over the world.

When we think of Jane Austen, we cannot help but think about her classic novels such as Pride and Prejudice, Emma, and Mansfield Park. These three books have shaped the way we think about love, marriage, friendship, and family life for centuries to come.

While these novels have been so popular in the past century, it is only now that they can be enjoyed by people who are not familiar with them. And that was not all! Jane Austen’s novels are still considered as some of the best examples of characters in literature. They strike a chord with readers because they are funny, sophisticated, and well-written – qualities that we associate with real people in real life.

Here are her most timeless quotes on life, love, and friendship that describe why she is one of the most well-known novelists of all time.

55 Greatest Jane Austen Quotes To Read Now

“It sometimes happens that a woman is handsomer at twenty-nine than she was ten years before.”

“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.”

“We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.’”

“Those who do not complain are never pitied.”

“Run mad as often as you choose, but do not faint!”

“You must learn some of my philosophy. Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.”

“I always deserve the best treatment because I never put up with any other.”

“It isn’t what we say or think that defines us, but what we do.”

“Our scars make us know that our past was for real.”

“Do not give way to useless alarm; though it is right to be prepared for the worst, there is no occasion to look on it as certain.”

“One cannot be always laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty.”

“To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.”

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

“There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.’”

“For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors, and laugh at them in our turn?”

“There is safety in reserve, but no attraction. One cannot love a reserved person.’”

“There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.”

“Know your own happiness. Want for nothing but patience – or give it a more fascinating name: Call it hope.”

“Angry people are not always wise.”

“Without music, life would be a blank to me.”

“But people themselves alter so much, that there is something new to be observed in them forever.”

“Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.”

“There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.”

“A girl likes to be crossed a little in love now and then. It is something to think of.”

“All the privilege I claim for my own sex (it is not a very enviable one: you need not covet it), is that of loving longest, when existence or when hope is gone!”

“Laugh as much as you choose, but you will not laugh me out of my opinion.”

“What is right to be done, cannot be done too soon.”

“Surprises are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced, and the inconvenience is often considerable.”

“To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.”

“What is right to be done cannot be done too soon.”

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

“We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.”

“Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.”

“You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope…I have loved none but you.”

“If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.”

“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.”

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

“Where an opinion is general, it is usually correct.”

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

“Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one she has the means of settling well, without further expense to anybody.”

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

“Nothing ever fatigues me but doing what I do not like.”

“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.”

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

“Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.”

“Indulge your imagination in every possible flight.”

“One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.”

“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.”

“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.”

“No man is offended by another man’s admiration of the woman he loves; it is the woman only who can make it a torment.”

“It is very difficult for the prosperous to be humble.”

“One man’s style must not be the rule of another’s.”

“We are all fools in love.”

“Nobody minds having what is too good for them.”

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

“You must be the best judge of your own happiness.”

“There could have been no two hearts so open, no tastes so similar, no feelings so in unison.”

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