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Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)
English novelist [more author details]
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I have no pretensions whatever to that kind of elegance which consists in tormenting a respectable man.
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Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, 1811
Loss of virtue in a female is irretrievable; that one false step involves her in endless ruin; that her reputation is no less brittle than it is beautiful; and that she cannot be too much guarded in her behaviour towards the undeserving of the other sex.
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Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, 1811
No one can be really esteemed accomplished who does not greatly surpass what is usually met with.
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Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, 1811
Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously.... Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.
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Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, 1811
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
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Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, first line
The more I know of the world, the more am I convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much!
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Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility, 1811

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