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Jane Austen



    A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.

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    To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.

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    There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.

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    Single women have a dreadful propensity for being poor. Which is one very strong argument in favor of matrimony.

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    I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice, though not in principle.

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    Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.

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    They are much to be pitied who have not been given a taste for nature early in life.

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    Human nature is so well disposed towards those who are in interesting situations, that a young person, who either marries or dies, is sure of being kindly spoken of.

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    Single women have a dreadful propensity to being poor

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    It sometimes happens that a woman is handsomer at twenty-nine than she was ten years before

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    Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has been in their hands. I will not allow books to prove anything.

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    If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.

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    With men he can be rational and unaffected, but when he has ladies to please, every feature works.

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    Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.

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    A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment

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    Next to being married, a girl likes to be crossed in love a little now and then.

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    Business, you know, may bring money, but friendship hardly ever does.

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    It is only poverty that makes celibacy contemptible. A single woman of good fortune is always respectable.

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    It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should refuse an offer of marriage

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    A woman, especially if she has the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can.

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