Top 35 Jane Austen quotes from Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen (1775-1817), a prominent English novelist, published only four novels during her lifetime. The novels were Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814), and Emma (1815). In these novels, Jane Austen brilliantly illustrated the early 19th century lifestyle of English middle class family. Jane Austen’s few other published novels that got popularity are Persuasion, Sanditon, and Lady Susan. In this post, you’ll read best 35 Jane Austen quotes from Pride and Prejudice only.

Before finally named the novel Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen chose a title for this novel, ‘First Impressions’. It’s a great sentimental novel that has portrayed the ‘universally acknowledged’ complexity of human affairs. No more introduction, let’s enjoy some of the best Jane Austen quotes from her great novel Pride and Prejudice.

Jane Austen quotes from Pride and Prejudice

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

“Pride is a very common failing I believe. By all that I have ever read, I am convinced that it is very common indeed, that human nature is particularly prone to it, and that there are very few of us who do not cherish a feeling of self-complacency on the score of some quality or other, real or imaginary.” – Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice)

Best Jane Austen quotes from Pride and Prejudice

“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.” – Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice)

“When a woman has five grown up daughters, she ought to give over thinking of her own beauty.” – Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice)

“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.” – Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice)

“There is, I believe, in every disposition a tendency to some particular evil, a natural defect, which not even the best education can overcome.” – Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice)

“I am the happiest creature in the world. Perhaps other people have said so before, but not one with such justice.” – Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice)

“If a woman conceals her affection with the same skill from the object of it, she may lose the opportunity of fixing him; and it will then be but poor consolation to believe the world equally in the dark.” – Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice)

“There is so much of gratitude or vanity in almost every attachment, that it is not safe to leave any to itself.” – Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice)

“There are very few of us who have heart enough to be really in love without encouragement.” – Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice)

“A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.” – Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice)

“Yes, vanity is a weakness indeed. But pride – where there is a real superiority of mind, pride will be always under good regulation.” – Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice)

“A girl likes to be crossed a little in love now and then. It is something to think of” – Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice)

“One cannot be always laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty.” – Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice)

“Angry people are not always wise.” – Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice)

“For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors, and laugh at them in our turn?” – Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice)

“I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve.” – Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice)

“I have not the pleasure of understanding you.” – Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice)

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

“How little of permanent happiness could belong to a couple who were only brought together because their passions were stronger than their virtue.” – Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice)

“The wisest and the best of men, nay, the wisest and best of their actions, may be rendered ridiculous by a person whose first object in life is a joke.” – Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice)

“We are all fools in love” – Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice)

“Every impulse of feeling should be guided by reason; and, in my opinion, exertion should always be in proportion to what is required.” – Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice)

“The distance is nothing when one has a motive.” – Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice)

Best Jane Austen quotes Pride and Prejudice

“The power of doing anything with quickness is always much prized by the possessor, and often without any attention to the imperfection of the performance.” – Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice)

“Money is the best recipe for happiness.” – Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice)

Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance. If the dispositions of the parties are ever so well known to each other, or ever so similar before-hand, it does not advance their felicity in the least. They always continue to grow sufficiently unlike afterwards to have their share of vexation; it is better to know as little as possible of the defects of the person with whom you are to pass your life.” – Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice)

“Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility. It is often only carelessness of opinion, and sometimes an indirect boast.” – Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice)

“There is nothing like dancing after all. – I consider it as one of the first refinements of polished societies.” – Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice)

“In nine cases out of ten a woman had better show more affection than she feels.” – Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice)

“A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.” – Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice)

“There is meanness in all the arts which ladies sometimes condescend to employ for captivation. Whatever bears affinity to cunning is despicable.” – Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice)

“Our habits of expence make us too dependant, and there are not many in my rank of life who can afford to marry without some attention to money.” – Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice)

“The good news quickly spend through the house; and with proportionate speed through the neighbourhood.” – Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice)

Pride and Prejudice quotes by Jane Austen

“If you were to give me forty such men, I never could be so happy as you. Till I have your disposition, your goodness, I never can have your happiness.” – Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice)

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