четверг, 15 октября 2015 г.

Miscellaneous quotes from Jane Austen



"I do not want people to be agreeable, as it save me the trouble of liking them a great deal."

"An artist cannot do anything slovenly."

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

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

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

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

“A person who can write a long letter with ease, cannot write ill.”

"One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it, unless it has been all suffering, nothing but suffering."

"One man's style must not be the rule of another’s."

"The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid."

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

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

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