Thursday, September 25, 2008

Austen quotes

A fondness for reading must be an education in itself.

"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."

" "There are certainly not so many men of large fortune
in the world,
as there are pretty women to deserve them."

"The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not
pleasure in a good novel,
must be intolerably stupid."

I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me
the trouble of liking them a great deal."

"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."

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