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A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.
Income
Jane Austen

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Business, you know, may bring you money, but friendship hardly ever does.
Money
Jane Austen

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Every man is surrounded by a neighborhood of voluntary spies.
Neighbors
Jane Austen

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

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From politics it was an easy step to silence.
Silence
Jane Austen

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Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.
Marriage
Jane Austen

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I am afraid that the pleasantness of an employment does not always evince its propriety.
Work
Jane Austen

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In nine cases out of ten, a woman had better show more affection than she feels.
Affection
Jane Austen

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It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage.
Marriage
Jane Austen

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Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery.
Optimism
Jane Austen

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

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One cannot be always laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty.
Ridicule
Jane Austen

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One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.
Pleasure
Jane Austen

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One has not great hopes from Birmingham. I always say there is something direful in the sound.
Cities and City Life
Jane Austen

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There is safety in reserve, but no attraction. One cannot love a reserved person.
Reserve
Jane Austen

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Those who do not complain are never pitied.
Complaints and Complaining
Jane Austen

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

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We do not look in our great cities for our best morality.
Cities and City Life
Jane Austen

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What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance.
Weather
Jane Austen

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Where an opinion is general, it is usually correct.
Opinions
Jane Austen

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With men he can be rational and unaffected, but when he has ladies to please, every feature works.
Men and Women
Jane Austen

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