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There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.
Let him have all the perfections in the world, I think it ought not to be set down as certain that a man must be acceptable to every woman he may happen to like himself.
Elinor agreed to it all, for she did not think he deserved the compliment of rational opposition.
When once we are buried you think we are gone. But behold me immortal!
I have not known him long indeed, but I am much better acquainted with him than I am with any other creature in the world.
There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.
There is no other enjoyment like reading
We must consider what Miss. Fairfax quits, before we condemn her taste for what she goes to.
And pictures of perfection, as you know, make me sick and wicked.
No Amish woman would dare to confide, even in her sister, that a man's very presence made her heart quicken and her senses tingle.
Whenever you are transplanted, like me, you will understand how very delightful it is to meet with anything at all like what one has left behind.
Till I have your disposition, your goodness, I never can have your happiness.”~ Jane Austen (Pride & Prejudice)
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.
Yes, vanity is a weakness indeed. But pride - where there is a real superiority of mind, pride will be always under good regulation.
She hated herself more than she could express.
[I]t is well to have as many holds upon happiness as possible.
Why not seize the pleasure at once? How often is happiness destroyed by preparation foolish preparation!
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.
A person who can write a long letter with ease cannot write ill.
One must not expect every thing.
I do not know where the error lies. I do not pretend to set people right, but I do see that they are often wrong.
She had made reason and common sense her gods. She had allowed people who did not know what she knew or understand what she unstood to be her mentors.
There is, I believe, in every disposition a tendency to some particular evil - a natural defect, which not even the best education can overcome.
Paparazzi arrived for Hugh [Grant]. We had to stand under a tree and smile for them.Photographer: 'Hugh, could you look less -- um --'Hugh: 'Pained?
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.
Nobody, who has not been in the interior of a family, can say what the difficulties of any individual of that family may be.
You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope...I have loved none but you.
... a whole day’s tête-à-tête between two women can never end without a quarrel.
Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without further expense to anybody.
Completely and perfectly and incandescently happy...
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.
The Very first moment I beheld him, my heart was irrevocably gone.
What had she have to wish for? Nothing but to grow more worthy of him whose intentions and judgment had been ever so superior to her own.
And to all this she must yet add something more substantial, in the improvement of her mind by extensive reading.
What had she to wish for? Nothing, but to grow more worthy of him whose intentions and judgment had been ever so superior to her own.
Jane reminds us that God is in his heaven, the monarch on his throne and the pelvis firmly beneath the ribcage. Apparently rock and roll liberated the pelvis and it hasn't been the same since.
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.
They are much to be pitied who have not been given a taste for nature early in life.
There had been moments when she felt he had almost forgiven her. She would always remember those moments.
sometimes I have kept my feelings to myself, because I could find no language to describe them in but what was worn and hackneyed out of all sense and meaning
A clever girl may pass through the phase of foolish miss on the way to sensible woman.
(On period costume posture coaching:)"We all stand about like parboiled spaghetti being straightened out.
But to live in ignorance on such a point was impossible.
Sometimes one is guided by what they say of themselves, and very frequently by what other people say of them, without giving oneself time to deliberate and judge
Shyness is only the effect of a sense of inferiority in some way or other. If I could persuade myself that my manners were perfectly easy and graceful, I should not be shy
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.
But I will not repine. It cannot last long. He will be forgot, and we shall all be as we were before.
…she felt depressed beyond any thing she had ever known before.