Jane Austen Quotes

Jane Austen quotes
Jane Austen

Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature. Her realism, biting irony and social commentary as well as her acclaimed plots have gained her historical importance among scholars and critics. Several important works paved the way for Austen’s novels to become a focus of academic study. Austen lived her entire life as part of a close-knit family located on the lower fringes of the English landed gentry. She was educated primarily by her father and older brothers as well as through her own reading. The steadfast support of her family was critical to her development as a professional writer. Jane Austen Quotes from all her works are very inspirational and motivational.

Below is a list of Inspirational Jane Austen Quotes. Let us know your opinion on Jane Austen and her work.

“The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much!”
― Jane Austen

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

“A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.”
― Jane Austen

“We are all fools in love.”
― Jane Austen

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

“It isn’t what we say or think that defines us, but what we do.”
― Jane Austen

“Ah! There is nothing like staying at home, for real comfort.”
― Jane Austen

“Angry people are not always wise.”
― Jane Austen

“Run mad as often as you choose, but do not faint!”
― Jane Austen

“Nothing ever fatigues me, but doing what I do not like.”
― Jane Austen

“Laugh as much as you choose, but you will not laugh me out of my opinion.”
― Jane Austen

“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

“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”
― Jane Austen

“If I could but know his heart, everything would become easy.”
― Jane Austen

“When I fall in love, it will be forever.”
― Jane Austen

“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”
― Jane Austen

“He is a gentleman, and I am a gentleman’s daughter. So far we are equal.”
― Jane Austen

“My good opinion once lost is lost forever.”
― Jane Austen

“I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.”
― Jane Austen quotes

“What are men to rocks and mountains?”
― Jane Austen

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

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

“Here I am once more in this scene of dissipation and vice, and I begin already to find my morals corrupted.”
― Jane Austen

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

“Silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way.”
― Jane Austen

“You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope…I have loved none but you.”
― Jane Austen

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

“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

“The Very first moment I beheld him, my heart was irrevocably gone.”
― Jane Austen

“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

“There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of merit or sense.”
― Jane Austen

“Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised or a little mistaken.”
― Jane Austen

“I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.”
― Jane Austen

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  1. These quotes are all great and inspiring, thanks! By the way, how come I don’t see your blog in my wordpress reader?

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      1. Hey it’s all okay now. Your new post has already appeared in my reader. Thanks!

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  2. Very inspiring and motivational. Your are engaging readings of writers as readings to be pondered upon. I respect the wisdom of those treasured words. Anand Bose from Kerala.

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  3. Thanks for stopping by mine 🙂 I love Jane Austen and Victorian lit in general 🙂

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