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Jane Austen

The Top 10 Jane Austen Quotations

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Jane Austen (1775–1817) was an English novelist known for her keen wit, social commentary, and insightful portrayal of the manners and relationships of the British upper middle class during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Her novels, including "Pride and Prejudice," "Sense and Sensibility," and "Emma," have become literary classics that continue to captivate readers with their engaging characters, witty dialogues, and exploration of themes such as love, marriage, and social status.

Jane Austen's wit, insight into human nature, and her ability to capture the nuances of relationships and society have made her a beloved and enduring author. Her quotes offer a glimpse into her perceptive observations on life, love, and the complexities of social interactions.

top 10 quotations by Jane Austen

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." (from "Pride and Prejudice") Jane Austen

"There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart." (from "Emma") Jane Austen

"The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid." (from "Northanger Abbey") Jane Austen

"Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love." (from "Northanger Abbey") Jane Austen

"The more I know of the world, the more am I convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love." (from "Sense and Sensibility") Jane Austen

"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." (from "Northanger Abbey") Jane Austen

"I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal." (from "Jane Austen's Letters") Jane Austen

"To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love." (from "Pride and Prejudice") Jane Austen

"We are all fools in love." (from "Pride and Prejudice") Jane Austen

"Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings." (from " Mansfield Par") Jane Austen

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