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Jane Austen

Jane Austen

Profession: Author
Nationality: British

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Absence with the conviction probably of her indifference, had produced this very natural and desirable effect.

Gratitude, not merely for having once loved her, but for loving her still well enough, to forgive all the petulance and acrimony of her manner in rejecting him, and all the unjust accusations accompanying her rejection.

While I can have my mornings to myself, said she, it is enough—I think it is no sacrifice to join occasionally in evening engagements. Society has claims on us all; and I profess myself one of those who consider intervals of recreation and amusement as desirable for everybody.

Men were put into the world to teach women the law of compromise.

You are in a melancholy humour, and fancy that any one unlike yourself must be happy. But remember that the pain of parting from friends will be felt by every body 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.

What! are you never to hear yourself praised! Then you must be no friend of mine; for those who will accept of my love and esteem, must submit to my open commendation.

Mr. Bingley, and he was looked at with.

Indulge your imagination in every possible flight.

My style of writing is very diffrent from yours.

Maybe it's that I find it hard to forgive the follies and vices of others, or their offenses against me. My good opinion, once lost, is lost forever.

Her mind about as ignorant and uninformed as the female mind at seventeen usually is.

Strange things may be generally accounted for if their cause be fairly seached out.

The only time I ever really suffered in body or mind, the only time that I ever fancied myself unwell, or had any ideas of danger, was the winter that I passed by myself at Deal, when the Admiral (Captain Croft then) was in the North Seas.

He had caught both substance and shadow — both fortune and affection, and was just the happy man he ought to be.