Pride and Prejudice

by Jane Austen
England
16 Dec 1775 // 18 Jul 1817
Novelist

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Where other powers of entertainment are wanting, the true philosopher will derive benefit from such as are given.

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In nine cases out of ten a woman had better show more affection than she feels.

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How clever you are, to know something of which you are ignorant.

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It is very often nothing but our own vanity that deceives us.

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The power of doing any thing with quickness is always much prized by the possessor, and often without any attention to the imperfection of the performance.

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We can all begin freely a slight preference is natural enough; but there are very few of us who have heart enough to be really in love without encouragement.

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The wisest and the best of men, nay, the wisest and best of their actions, may be rendered ridiculous by a person whose first object in life is a joke.

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Next to being married, a girl likes being crossed in love a little now and again.

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It is particularly incumbent on those who never change their opinion, to be secure of judging properly at first.

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We are each of an unsocial, taciturn disposition, unwilling to speak, unless we expect to say something that will amaze the whole room, and be handed down to posterity with all the eclat of a proverb.

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