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Brief author info: Jane Austen (1775-1817) English writer. Famous chiefly for six novels, four of which (Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, and Emma) were first published anonymously; two (Persuasion, Northanger Abbey), posthumously.
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Angry people are not always wise.
There is nothing like employment, active indispensable employment, for relieving sorrow.
Fortunately for those who pay their court through such foibles, a fond mother, though, in pursuit of praise for her children, the most rapacious of human beings, is likewise the most credulous; her demands are exorbitant, but she will swallow anything.
If a woman doubts to whether she should accept a man or not, she certainly ought refuse him. If she can hesitate as to "Yes," she ought to say "No," directly.
To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.
Business, you know, may bring money, but friendship hardly ever does.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.
For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbours, and laugh at them in our turn?
A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.
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