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“Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.”
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
“A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.”
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
“Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.”
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
“We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.”
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
“Every moment has its pleasures and its hope.”
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
“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, Mansfield Park
“A fondness for reading, properly directed, must be an education in itself.”
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
“Oh! Do not attack me with your watch. A watch is always too fast or too slow. I cannot be dictated to by a watch.”
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
“Her own thoughts and reflections were habitually her best companions.”
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
“Let us have the luxury of silence.”
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
“If any one faculty of our nature may be called more wonderful than the rest, I do think it is memory. There seems something more speakingly incomprehensible in the powers, the failures, the inequalities of memory, than in any other of our intelligences. The memory is sometimes so retentive, so serviceable, so obedient; at others, so bewildered and so weak; and at others again, so tyrannic, so beyond control! We are, to be sure, a miracle every way; but our powers of recollecting and of forgetting do seem peculiarly past finding out.”
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
“[N]obody minds having what is too good for them.”
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
“Everybody likes to go their own way–to choose their own time and manner of devotion.”
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
“I was so anxious to do what is right that I forgot to do what is right.”
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
“Fanny! You are killing me!"
"No man dies of love but on the stage, Mr. Crawford.”
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
“But there certainly are not so many men of large fortune in the world as there are pretty women to deserve them.”
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
“You have qualities which I had not before supposed to exist in such a degree in any human creature. You have some touches of the angel in you.”
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
“I have no talent for certainty.”
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
“Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery. I quit such odious subjects as soon as I can, impatient to restore everybody not greatly in fault themselves to tolerable comfort, and to have done with all the rest.”
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
“But indeed I would rather have nothing but tea.”
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
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“…but then I am unlike other people I dare say.”
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
“If this man had not twelve thousand a year, he would be a very stupid fellow.”
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
“I understand Crawford paid you a visit?"
"Yes."
"And was he attentive?"
"Yes, very."
"And has your heart changed towards him?"
"Yes. Several times. I have - I find that I - I find that-"
"Shh. Surely you and I are beyond speaking when words are clearly not enough.... I missed you."
"And I you.”
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
“Good-humoured, unaffected girls, will not do for a man who has been used to sensible women. They are two distinct orders of being.”
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
“She was feeling, thinking, trembling about everything; agitated, happy, miserable, infinitely obliged, absolutely angry.”
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
“Those who have not more must be satisfied with what they have.”
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
“Oh! write, write. Finish it at once. Let there be an end of this suspense. Fix, commit, condemn yourself.”
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
“Sitting with her on Sunday evening — a wet Sunday evening — the very time of all others when if a friend is at hand the heart must be opened, and every thing told…”
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
“The enthusiasm of a woman's love is even beyond the biographer's.”
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
“But Shakespeare one gets acquainted with without knowing how. It is a part of an Englishman's constitution. His thoughts and beauties are so spread abroad that one touches them everywhere; one is intimate with him by instinct. No man of any brain can open at a good part of one of his plays without falling into the flow of his meaning immediately.”
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

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