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Jane Austen Quotes on Life, Love, and Friendship

When you think of English novelist Jane Austen, what comes to mind first?

Frilly dresses and tea parties?  Social events where dashing men sweep women off their feet? Close enough, since she is best known for her depiction of the romantic endeavors of middle class English people.

Some of Austen’s pieces include: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, and Persuasion. Aside from her writing, she is actually also notorious for her sharp mind, frank thoughts, realism, and social commentary.

Although they were written two centuries ago, and she gained popularity posthumously, from topics about books and writing itself, love, friendship and life’s ironies, Austen wins.

Here are few Jane Austen quotes that justify her unique and witty view of human nature: 

Jane Austen Quotes on Love

1. “There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.” – Jane Austen

2. “If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.” – Jane Austen

3. “You must be the best judge of your own happiness.” – Jane Austen

4. “The very first moment I beheld him, my heart was irrevocably gone.” – Jane Austen

5. “Her heart did whisper that he had done it for her.” – Jane Austen

6. “There are as many forms of love as there are moments in time.” – Jane Austen

7. “It is very often nothing but our own vanity that deceives us.” – Jane Austen

8. “To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.” – Jane Austen

9. “Then I examined my own heart. And there you were. Never, I fear, to be removed.” – Jane Austen

10. “Perhaps it is our imperfections that make us so perfect for one another.” – Jane Austen

Jane Austen quotes on knowing oneself

11. “To you I shall say, as I have often said before, do not be in

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Jane Austen Quotes


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