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all quotes by Jane Austen (8)

"Laugh as much as you choose, but you will not laugh me out of my opinion."

spoken by Jane in Pride and Prejudice | january 1813

"My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me."

spoken by Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice | january 1813

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

Mansfield Park | may 1814

"I always deserve the best treatment because I never put up with any other."

spoken by Emma Woodhouse in Emma | january 1815

"Success supposes endeavor."

spoken by George Knightley in Emma | december 1815

"If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad."

Northanger Abbey | january 1817

"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."

Northanger Abbey | december 1817

"My idea of good company is the company of clever, well-informed people who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company."

spoken by Anne Elliot in Persuasion | january 1818
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