Jane Austen Quotes On Love, Friendship, Marriage, Women

Jane Austen was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels, which interpret, critique, and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century. Austen’s plots often explore the dependence of women on marriage in the pursuit of favorable social standing and economic security. These Jane Austen quotes will motivate you in life to achieve success.

Best Jane Austen Quotes

  1. “It isn’t what we say or think that defines us, but what we do.” ~ Jane Austen
  2. “Look into your own heart because who looks outside, dreams, but who looks inside awakens.” ~ Jane Austen
  3. “There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.” ~ Jane Austen
  4. “Our scars make us know that our past was for real” ~ Jane Austen
  5. “It is very unfair to judge any body’s conduct, without an intimate knowledge of their situation.” ~ Jane Austen
  6. “Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.” ~ Jane Austen, Jane Austen quotes on marriage
  7. “Perhaps it is our imperfections that make us so perfect for one another.” ~ Jane Austen
  8. “When I look out on such a night as this, I feel as if there could be neither wickedness nor sorrow in the world; and there certainly would be less of both if the sublimity of Nature were more attended to, and people were carried more out of themselves by contemplating such a scene.” ~ Jane Austen
  9. “My courage always rises with every attempt to intimidate me.” ~ Jane Austen

  10. “The less said the better.” ~ Jane Austen
  11. “Do not give way to useless alarm; though it is right to be prepared for the worst, there is no occasion to look on it as certain.” ~ Jane Austen
  12. “It’s such a happiness when good people get together.” ~ Jane Austen
  13. “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, Jane Austen quotes on friendship
  14. “The distance is nothing when one has a motive.” ~ Jane Austen
  15. “And sometimes I have kept my feelings to myself because I could find no language to describe them in.” ~ Jane Austen
  16. “But indeed I would rather have nothing but tea.” ~ Jane Austen

  17. “Every moment had its pleasure and its hope.” ~ Jane Austen
  18. “None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.” ~ Jane Austen Quotes
  19. “…when pain is over, the remembrance of it often becomes a pleasure.” ~ Jane Austen
  20. “My heart is, and always will be, yours.” ~ Jane Austen
  21. “Let us have the luxury of silence.” ~ Jane Austen
  22. “There are as many forms of love as there are moments in time.” ~ Jane Austen, Jane Austen quotes on love
  23. “The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it, and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistencies of all human.” ~ Jane Austen
  24. “Her own thoughts and reflections were habitually her best companions.” ~ Jane Austen
  25. “You must be the best judge of your own happiness.” ~ Jane Austen

  26. “I was quiet but I was not blind.” ~ Jane Austen
  27. “Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.” ~ Jane Austen
  28. “Without music, life would be a blank to me.” ~ Jane Austen
  29. “I wish, as well as everybody else, to be perfectly happy; but, like everybody else, it must be in my own way.” ~ Jane Austen, Jane Austen quotes sense and sensibility
  30. Self-knowledge is the first step to maturity.” ~ Jane Austen
  31. “The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not to pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” ~ Jane Austen
  32. “To wish was to hope, and to hope was to expect” ~ Jane Austen
  33. “To love is to burn, to be on fire.” ~ Jane Austen
  34. “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, Jane Austen quotes on pride
  35. “I am sorry to tell you that I am getting very extravagant and spending all my money: and what is worse for you, I have been spending yours too.” ~ Jane Austen
  36. “I cannot speak well enough to be unintelligible.” ~ Jane Austen

  37. “When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable If I have not an excellent library.” ~ Jane Austen
  38. “You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you. -Mr. Darcy” ~ Jane Austen
  39. “Oh! write, write. Finish it at once. Let there be an end of this suspense. Fix, commit, condemn yourself.” ~ Jane Austen
  40. “Indulge your imagination in every possible flight.” ~ Jane Austen
  41. “Which of all my important nothings shall I tell you first?” ~ Jane Austen
  42. “There are people, who the more you do for them, the less they will do for themselves.” ~ Jane Austen
  43. “I am not at all in a humor for writing; I must write on till I am.” ~ Jane Austen
  44. “Know your own happiness.” ~ Jane Austen

  45. “My idea of a good company is the company of clever, well-informed people who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company.” ~ Jane Austen
  46. “It is very often nothing but our own vanity that deceives us.” ~ Jane Austen
  47. “Silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way.” ~ Jane Austen
  48. “What is right to be done cannot be done too soon.” ~ Jane Austen
  49. “How quick come the reasons for approving what we like!” ~ Jane Austen
  50. “There are certainly not so many men of large fortune in the world, as there are pretty women to deserve them.” ~ Jane Austen, Jane Austen quotes about women
  51. “A man who has nothing to do with his own time has no conscience in his intrusion on that of others.” ~ Jane Austen
  52. “Selfishness must always be forgiven you know because there is no hope of a cure.” ~ Jane Austen
  53. “There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better: we find comfort somewhere.” ~ Jane Austen Quotes
  54. “Those who do not complain are never pitied.” ~ Jane Austen

  55. “I have not wanted syllables where actions have spoken so plainly.” ~ Jane Austen
  56. “Vanity working on a weak head produces every sort of mischief.” ~ Jane Austen
  57. “Sometimes the last person on earth you want to be with is the one person you can’t be without.” ~ Jane Austen
  58. “I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything 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
  59. “I am only resolved to act in that manner, which will, in my own opinion, constitute my happiness, without reference to you, or to any person so wholly unconnected with me.” ~ Jane Austen
  60. “You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope…I have loved none but you.” ~ Jane Austen

  61. “The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it.” ~ Jane Austen
  62. “I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve.” ~ Jane Austen
  63. “Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, And waste its fragrance on the desert air.” ~ Jane Austen
  64. “Know your own happiness. You want nothing but patience- or give it a more fascinating name, call it hope.” ~ Jane Austen
  65. “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. However little known the feelings or views of such a man may be on his first entering a neighborhood, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of the surrounding families, that he is considered as the rightful property of someone or other of their daughters.” ~ Jane Austen, Jane Austen quotes pride and prejudice
  66. “If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.” ~ Jane Austen

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