Jane Austen

(16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817 / Hampshire, England)

Jane Austen Quotes

  • ''The post-office had a great charm at one period of our lives. When you have lived to my age, you will begin to think letters are never worth going through the rain for.''
    Jane Austen (1775-1817), British novelist. Mr. John Knightley, in Emma, ch. 34 (1816).
    2 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • ''A man would always wish to give a woman a better home than the one he takes her from; and he who can do it, where there is no doubt of her regard, must, I think, be the happiest of mortals.''
    Jane Austen (1775-1817), British novelist. Mr. Knightley in Emma, ch. 49 (1816).
  • ''Surprizes are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced, and the inconvenience is often considerable.''
    Jane Austen (1775-1817), British novelist. Mr. Knightley in Emma, ch. 26 (1816).
  • ''Respect for right conduct is felt by every body.''
    Jane Austen (1775-1817), British novelist. Mr. Knightley in Emma, ch. 18 (1816).
  • ''One man's style must not be the rule of another's.''
    Jane Austen (1775-1817), British novelist. Mr. Knightley in Emma, ch. 51 (1816).
  • ''Vanity working on a weak head, produces every sort of mischief.''
    Jane Austen (1775-1817), British novelist. Mr. Knightley in Emma, ch. 8 (1816).
  • ''If things are going untowardly one month, they are sure to mend the next.''
    Jane Austen (1775-1817), British novelist. Mr. Weston in Emma, ch. 36 (1816).
  • ''There are secrets in all families.''
    Jane Austen (1775-1817), British novelist. Mr. Weston in Emma, ch. 14 (1816).
  • ''What is right to be done cannot be done too soon.''
    Jane Austen (1775-1817), British novelist. Mr. Weston in Emma, ch. 23 (1816).
  • ''The truth is, that in London it is always a sickly season. Nobody is healthy in London, nobody can be.''
    Jane Austen (1775-1817), British novelist. Mr. Woodhouse, in Emma, ch. 12 (1816).

Read more quotations »
Best Poem of Jane Austen

I'Ve A Pain In My Head

'I've a pain in my head'
Said the suffering Beckford;
To her Doctor so dread.
'Oh! what shall I take for't?'

Said this Doctor so dread
Whose name it was Newnham.
'For this pain in your head
Ah! What can you do Ma'am?'

Said Miss Beckford, 'Suppose
If you think there's no risk,
I take a good Dose
Of calomel brisk.'--

'What a praise worthy Notion.'
Replied Mr. Newnham.
'You shall have such a potion
And so will I too Ma'am.'

Read the full of I'Ve A Pain In My Head

I'Ve A Pain In My Head

'I've a pain in my head'
Said the suffering Beckford;
To her Doctor so dread.
'Oh! what shall I take for't?'

Said this Doctor so dread
Whose name it was Newnham.
'For this pain in your head
Ah! What can you do Ma'am?'

[Report Error]