• To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.
    To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.
    ~ Jane Austen
  • There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.
    There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.
    ~ Jane Austen
  • If the book is well written, I always find it too short.
    ~ Jane Austen
  • Next to being married, a girl likes to be crossed in love a little now and then.
    Next to being married, a girl likes to be crossed in love a little now and then.
    ~ Jane Austen
  • A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.
    ~ Jane Austen
  • One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.
    One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.
    ~ Jane Austen
  • What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance.
    ~ Jane Austen
  • The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.
    The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.
    ~ Jane Austen
  • Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.
    ~ Jane Austen
  • 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.
    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.
    ~ Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey