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Jane Austen Quotes About Love, Life, Books, Price and Prejudice, Marriage, Beauty, Wedding, Short, Travel & Funny! Jane Austen was a famous novelist during the Georgian period who wrote books like “Sense and Sensibility,” “Pride and Prejudice,” and “Emma” to remark on life. On December 16th, 1775, in the little village of Steventon, Hampshire, England, England’s most famous author was born: Jane Austen. The young Austen and her siblings were required to read from their father’s enormous collection of books.

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During Austen’s early youth, she and her sister Cassandra were sent to boarding institutions for a more traditional education. Austen, who had a lifelong interest in fiction, started jotting down her thoughts in bound notebooks. Beginning in the 1790s, while she was still a teenager, she started writing books, including Love and Friendship, a spoof of romantic literature in the form of a series of love letters. The following year, she penned a 34-page spoof of historical writing titled The History of England, which featured artwork by Cassandra.

During her early adult years, Austen devoted most of her time to helping around the house, learning the piano, attending church, and making friends in the neighborhood. She kept writing, expanding her approach in more ambitious works like Lady Susan, another epistolary novel about a manipulative lady who utilizes her sexuality, cleverness, and charm to get what she wants from others.

In her 30s, Austen began publishing her writings under a pseudonym. In 1816, at 41, Austen began to show symptoms of illness that may have been Addison’s disease. In modern times, Austen has earned widespread recognition as one of the best authors ever to pen works in English. The British ranked her as #70 on the BBC’s 2002 “100 Most Famous Britons of All Time” list.

Best Jane Austen Quotes

1. “There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.” – Jane Austen

2. “If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.” – Jane Austen

3. “You must be the best judge of your own happiness.” – Jane Austen

4. “The very first moment I beheld him, my heart was irrevocably gone.” – Jane Austen

5. “Her heart did whisper that he had done it for her.” – Jane Austen

6. “There are as many forms of love as there are moments in time.” – Jane Austen

7. “It is very often nothing but our own vanity that deceives us.” – Jane Austen

8. “To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.” – Jane Austen

9. “Then I examined my own heart. And there you were. Never, I fear, to be removed.” – Jane Austen

10. “Perhaps it is our imperfections that make us so perfect for one another.” – Jane Austen

11. “To you I shall say, as I have often said before, do not be in a hurry, the right man will come at last.” – Jane Austen

12. “I lay it down as a general rule, Harriet, that if a woman doubts as to whether she should accept a man or not, she certainly ought to refuse him.” – Jane Austen

13. “I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal.” – Jane Austen

14. “We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.” – Jane Austen

15. “In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.” – Jane Austen

16. “One man’s ways may be as good as another’s, but we all like our own best.” – Jane Austen

17. “I wish, as well as everybody else, to be perfectly happy; but, like everybody else, it must be in my own way.” – Jane Austen

18. “A mind lively and at ease, can do with seeing nothing, and can see nothing that does not answer.” – Jane Austen

19. “Oh! Do not attack me with your watch. A watch is always too fast or too slow. I cannot be dictated to by a watch.” – Jane Austen

20. “Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves; vanity, to what we would have others think of us.” – Jane Austen

21. “Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.” – Jane Austen

22. “There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.” – Jane Austen

23. “I always deserve the best treatment because I never put up with any other.” – Jane Austen

24. “Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.” – Jane Austen

25. “Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.” – Jane Austen

26. “I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine.” – Jane Austen

27. “I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve.” – Jane Austen

28. “I may have lost my heart, but not my self-control.” – Jane Austen

29. “Know your own happiness. Want for nothing but patience – or give it a more fascinating name: Call it hope.” – Jane Austen

30. “Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.” – Jane Austen

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