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Sense and Sensibility

Jane Austen

Top 10 Best Quotes

“The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much!”

“If I could but know his heart, everything would become easy.”

“I wish, as well as everybody else, to be perfectly happy; but, like everybody else, it must be in my own way.”

“Know your own happiness. You want nothing but patience- or give it a more fascinating name, call it hope.”

“It is not time or opportunity that is to determine intimacy;—it is disposition alone. Seven years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted with each other, and seven days are more than enough for others.”

“It is not everyone,' said Elinor, 'who has your passion for dead leaves.”

“I come here with no expectations, only to profess, now that I am at liberty to do so, that my heart is and always will be...yours.”

“I will be calm. I will be mistress of myself.”

“If a book is well written, I always find it too short.”

“I never wish to offend, but I am so foolishly shy, that I often seem negligent, when I am only kept back by my natural awkwardness. [...] Shyness is only the effect of a sense of inferiority in some way or other. If I could persuade myself that my manners were perfectly easy and graceful, I should not be shy.”

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