Jane Austen

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

Jane Austen Quotes

  • ''The ladies here probably exchanged looks which meant, "Men never know when things are dirty or not;" and the gentlemen perhaps thought each to himself, "Women will have their little nonsense and needless cares."''
    Jane Austen (1775-1817), British novelist. The narrator, in Emma, ch. 29 (1816).
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  • ''Goldsmith tells us, that when lovely woman stoops to folly, she has nothing to do but to die; and when she stoops to be disagreeable, it is equally to be recommended as a clearer of ill-fame.''
    Jane Austen (1775-1817), British novelist. The narrator, in Emma, ch. 45 (1816).
  • ''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.''
    Jane Austen (1775-1817), British novelist. The narrator, in Emma, ch. 49 (1816).
  • ''What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance.''
    Jane Austen (1775-1817), British novelist. letter, Sept. 18, 1796.
  • ''One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it, unless it has been all suffering, nothing but suffering.''
    Jane Austen (1775-1817), British novelist. Anne Elliot, in Persuasion, ch. 20 (1818).
  • ''The trees, though not fully clothed, were in that delightful state, when further beauty is known to be at hand, and when, while much is actually given to the sight, more yet remains for the imagination.''
    Jane Austen (1775-1817), British novelist. The narrator, in Mansfield Park, ch. 46 (1814).
  • ''It was the misfortune of poetry, to be seldom safely enjoyed by those who enjoyed it completely; and that the strong feelings which alone could estimate it truly, were the very feelings which ought to taste it but sparingly.''
    Jane Austen (1775-1817), British novelist. Anne Elliot's thought, in Persuasion, ch. 8 (1818).
  • ''Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery. I quit such odious subjects as soon as I can, impatient to restore every body, not greatly in fault themselves, to tolerable comfort, and to have done with all the rest.''
    Jane Austen (1775-1817), British novelist. The narrator, in Mansfield Park, ch. 48 (1814).
  • ''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.''
    Jane Austen (1775-1817), British novelist. Anne, in Persuasion, ch. 16 (1818). Mr. Elliot replies, "that is not good company; that is the best."
  • ''Let no one presume to give the feelings of a young woman on receiving the assurance of that affection of which she has scarcely allowed herself to entertain a hope.''
    Jane Austen (1775-1817), British novelist. The narrator, in Mansfield Park, ch. 48 (1814).

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Best Poem of Jane Austen

This Little Bag

This little bag I hope will prove
To be not vainly made--
For, if you should a needle want
It will afford you aid.
And as we are about to part
T'will serve another end,
For when you look upon the Bag
You'll recollect your friend

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Happy The Lab'Rer

Happy the lab'rer in his Sunday clothes!
In light-drab coat, smart waistcoat, well-darn'd hose,
Andhat upon his head, to church he goes;
As oft, with conscious pride, he downward throws
A glance upon the ample cabbage rose
That, stuck in button-hole, regales his nose,
He envies not the gayest London beaux.
In church he takes his seat among the rows,
Pays to the place the reverence he owes,

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