Jane Austen

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

There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.

To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.

We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.

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

Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.

Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.

Nothing ever fatigues me but doing what I do not like.

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

There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.

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

What is right to be done cannot be done too soon.

One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.