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Pride and Prejudice Quotes by Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice Quotes: Pride and Prejudice is the best-known novel written by the English author Jane Austen. It tells the beautiful love story of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet. Here is a collection of the famous quotes from this novel. 

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Pride and Prejudice Quotes by Jane Austen

“A girl likes to be crossed a little in love now and then. It is something to think of.”

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“How clever you are, to know something of which you are ignorant.”

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“I am determined that only the deepest love will induce me into matrimony. So, I shall end an old maid, and teach your ten children to embroider cushions and play their instruments very ill.”

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“I am only resolved to act in that manner, which will, in my own opinion, constitute my happiness, without reference to you, or to any person so wholly unconnected with me.” – Pride and Prejudice Quotes by Jane Austen

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“I am the happiest creature in the world. Perhaps other people have said so before, but not one with such justice. I am happier even than Jane; she only smiles, I laugh.”

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“I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.”

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“I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine.”

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“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.” – Pride and Prejudice Quotes by Jane Austen

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“I do not cough for my own amusement.”

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“I do not find it easy to talk to people I don’t know.”

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“I have been meditating on the very great pleasure which a pair of fine eyes in the face of a pretty woman can bestow.”

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“A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.”

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“A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.”

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“A person who can write a long letter with ease, cannot write ill.”

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“An unhappy alternative is before you, Elizabeth. From this day you must be a stranger to one of your parents. Your mother will never see you again if you do not marry Mr. Collins, and I will never see you again if you do.”

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“Angry people are not always wise.”

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“But people themselves alter so much, that there is something new to be observed in them for ever.” – Pride and Prejudice Quotes by Jane Austen

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“Do not be in a hurry, the right man will come at last.”

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“Do not consider me now as an elegant female intending to plague you, but as a rational creature speaking the truth from her heart.”

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“Do not give way to useless alarm; though it is right to be prepared for the worst, there is no occasion to look on it as certain.”

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“Everything nourishes what is strong already”

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“Follies and nonsense, whims and inconsistencies do divert me, I own, and I laugh at them whenever I can.”

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“For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors, and laugh at them in our turn?”

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“From the very beginning— from the first moment, I may almost say— of my acquaintance with you, your manners, impressing me with the fullest belief of your arrogance, your conceit, and your selfish disdain of the feelings of others, were such as to form the groundwork of disapprobation on which succeeding events have built so immovable a dislike; and I had not known you a month before I felt that you were the last man in the world whom I could ever be prevailed on to marry.”

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“Had I been in love, I could not have been more wretchedly blind. But vanity, not love, has been my folly.”

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“Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.”

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“Have a little compassion on my nerves. You tear them to pieces.” – Pride and Prejudice Quotes by Jane Austen

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“He is a gentleman, and I am a gentleman’s daughter. So far we are equal.”

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“He was the proudest, most disagreeable man in the world, and every body hoped that he would never come there again.”

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Her heart did whisper that he had done it for her.”― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

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“I have faults enough, but they are not, I hope, of understanding. My temper I dare not vouch for. It is, I believe, too little yielding— certainly too little for the convenience of the world. I cannot forget the follies and vices of other so soon as I ought, nor their offenses against myself. My feelings are not puffed about with every attempt to move them. My temper would perhaps be called resentful. My good opinion once lost, is lost forever.”

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“I have no pretensions whatever to that kind of elegance which consists in tormenting a respectable man.”

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“I have not the pleasure of understanding you.”

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“I love you. Most ardently.” – Pride and Prejudice Quotes by Jane Austen

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“I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve.”

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“If I had ever learnt, I should have been a great proficient.”

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“In nine cases out of ten a woman had better show more affection than she feels.”

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“In vain I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will no longer be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”

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“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” – Pride and Prejudice Quotes by Jane Austen

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“It is particularly incumbent on those who never change their opinion, to be secure of judging properly at first.”

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“It is very often nothing but our own vanity that deceives us.”

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“It sometimes is a disadvantage to be so very guarded. If a woman conceals her affection from the object of it, she may loose the opportunity of fixing him.”

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“Maybe it’s that I find it hard to forgive the follies and vices of others, or their offenses against me. My good opinion, once lost, is lost forever.”

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“Money is the best recipe for happiness.” Pride and Prejudice Quotes by Jane Austen

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“My good opinion once lost is lost forever.”

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“Next to being married, a girl likes to be crossed in love a little now and then. It is something to think of, and gives her a sort of distinction among her companions”

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“Nobody can tell what I suffer! But it is always so. Those who do not complain are never pitied.”

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“Oh, Lizzy! do anything rather than marry without affection.”

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“One cannot be always laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty.”

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“She attracted him more than he liked.”

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“The distance is nothing when one has a motive.”

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“The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and everyday confirms my belief of the inconsistencies of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of merit or sense.” – Pride and Prejudice Quotes by Jane Austen

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“The power of doing anything with quickness is always prized much by the possessor, and often without any attention to the imperfection of the performance.”

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“There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well.”

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“There are very few who have heart enough to be really in love without encouragement”

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“There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.”

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“Till this moment I never knew myself.”

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“To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love” – Pride and Prejudice Quotes by Jane Austen

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“Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.”

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“We all know him to be a proud, unpleasant sort of man; but this would be nothing if you really liked him.”

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“We can all begin freely—a slight preference is natural enough; but there are very few of us who have heart enough to be really in love without encouragement.”

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“What are men to rocks and mountains?”

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“You are too generous to trifle with me. If your feelings are still what they were last April, tell me so at once. My affections and wishes are unchanged; but one word from you will silence me on this subject for ever.”

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“You expect me to account for opinions which you choose to call mine, but which I have never acknowledged.”

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“You have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love you”

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“You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”

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“You must learn some of my philosophy. Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.”

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“You showed me how insufficient were all my pretensions to please a woman worthy of being pleased.”

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“You were disgusted with the women who were always speaking and looking, and thinking for your approbation alone. I roused, and interested you, because I was so unlike them.”

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Conclusion:

Above is the complete Pride and Prejudice Quotes by Jane Austen. Pride and Prejudice is an 1813 romantic novel of manners written by Jane Austen. Though it is mostly called a romantic novel, it can also be considered a satirical book. The novel follows the character development of Elizabeth Bennet, the dynamic protagonist of the book who learns about the repercussions of hasty judgments and comes to appreciate the difference between superficial goodness and actual goodness. The satire lies in its honest depiction of manners, education, marriage, and money during the Regency era in England.

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