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Till I have your disposition, your goodness, I never can have your happiness.”~ Jane Austen (Pride & Prejudice)
Yes, vanity is a weakness indeed. But pride - where there is a real superiority of mind, pride will be always under good regulation.
Do not consider me now as an elegant female intending to plague you, but as a rational creature speaking the truth from her heart.
By you, I was properly humbled. I came to you without a doubt of my reception. You shewed me how insufficient were all my pretensions to please a woman worthy of being pleased.
There is, I believe, in every disposition a tendency to some particular evil - a natural defect, which not even the best education can overcome.
... a whole day’s tête-à-tête between two women can never end without a quarrel.
That would be the greatest misfortune of all! -- To find a man agreeable whom one is determined to hate! -- Do not wish me such an evil.
And to all this she must yet add something more substantial, in the improvement of her mind by extensive reading.
We must not be so ready to fancy ourselves intentionally injured... It is very often nothing but our own vanity that deceives us.
I never wish to be parted from you from this day on.
But to live in ignorance on such a point was impossible.
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.
…she felt depressed beyond any thing she had ever known before.
Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility. It is often only carelessness of opinion and somethings an indirect boast.
With a book he was regardless of time...
Obstinate, headstrong girl!
For my part, I am determined never to speak of it again to anybody. I told my sister Phillips so the other day.
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.
He is a gentleman, and I am a gentleman's daughter. So far we are equal.
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.
Oh, Lizzy! do anything rather than marry without affection.
I cannot comprehend the neglect of a family library in such days as these."- Mr. Darcy
Here are officers enough in Meryton to disappoint all the young ladies in the country.
I have been used to consider poetry as the food of love
With a book, he was regardless of time.
What are men to rocks and mountains?
Upon my word, you five your opinion very decidedly for so young a person.
It was absolutely necessary to interrupt him now.
Adieu to disappointment and spleen. What are men to rocks and mountains?
This was a lucky recollection -- it saved her from something like regret.
Had I been in love, I could not have been more wretchedly blind. But vanity, not love, has been my folly.
I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve.
You may well warn me against such an evil. Human nature is so prone to fall into it!
I have been used to consider poetry as the food of love.
And this, " cried Darcy, as he walked with quick steps across the room, "is your opinion of me! This is the estimation in which you hold me! I thank you for explaining it so fully.
I do not wish to avoid the walk. The distance is nothing when one has a motive.
Nobody can tell what I suffer! But it is always so. Those who do not complain are never pitied.
I was uncomfortable enough. I was very uncomfortable, I may say unhappy.
We do not suffer by accident.
You must learn some of my philosophy. Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.
I do not play this instrument so well as I should wish to, but I have always supposed that to be my own fault because I would not take the trouble of practicing.
Sometime the worst type of weapon in the world is love.
How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book!
I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine.
Elizabeth's spirit's soon rising to playfulness again, she wanted Mr. Darcy to account for his having ever fallen in love with her. 'How could you begin?' said she. begun.
How unfortunate, considering I have decided to loathe him for eternity
There certainly was some great mismanagement in the education of those two young men. One has got all the goodness, and the other all the appearance of it.
Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure
Well, well, " said he, "do not make yourself unhappy. If you are a good girl for the next ten years, I will take you to a review at the end of them.
Is not general incivility the very essence of love?