Emma Quotes

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Emma Jane Austen Quotes
Emma Quotes
Emma by Jane Austen (Author of Pride and Prejudice) is a novel about youthful pride and shortcomings in misconducted love. The novel was first published in December 1815.

And have you never known the pleasure and triumph of a lucky guess? I pity you. I thought you cleverer; for depend upon it, a lucky guess is never merely luck. There is always some talent in it.
Chapter 1

Success supposes endeavour.
Chapter 1

It's such a happiness when good people get together.
Chapter 3

She was one of those, who, having, once begun, would be always in love.
Chapter 4; A vairation of "Harriet was one of those, who, having once begun, would be always in love."

Where shall we see a better daughter, or a kinder sister, or a truer friend?
Chapter 5

You must be the best judge of your own happiness.
Chapter 7

Better be without sense, than misapply it as you do.
Chapter 8

It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage.
Chapter 8

Men of sense, whatever you may choose to say, do not want silly wives.
Chapter 8

Silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way.
Chapter 8

Surprises are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced, and the inconvenience is often considerable.
Chapter 8

Vanity working on a weak head produces every sort of mischief.
Chapter 8

Wickedness is always wickedness, but folly is not always folly.
Chapter 8

A single woman, with a very narrow income, must be a ridiculous, disagreeable, old maid! the proper sport of boys and girls; but a single woman, of good fortune, is always respectable, and may be as sensible and pleasant as anybody else.
Chapter 10

Were I to fall in love, indeed, it would be a different thing; but I have never been in love; it is not my way, or my nature; and I do not think I ever shall.
Chapter 10

There are people, who the more you do for them, the less they will do for themselves.
Chapter 11

Evil to some is always good to others
Chapter 12

I certainly must,' said she. 'This sensation of listlessness, weariness, stupidity, this disinclination to sit down and employ myself, this feeling of everything's being dull and insipid about the house! I must be in love; I should be the oddest creature in the world if I were not.
Chapter 12

Indeed, I am very sorry to be right in this instance. I would much rather have been merry than wise.
Chapter 12

The truth is, that in London it is always a sickly season. Nobody is healthy in London, nobody can be.
Chapter 12

Why did we wait for any thing? -- Why not seize the pleasure at once? -- How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation!
Chapter 12

I certainly will not persuade myself to feel more than I do. I am quite enough in love. I should be sorry to be more.
Chapter 13

I do suspect that he is not really necessary to my happiness.
Chapter 13

If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.
Chapter 13

It was a delightful visit;-perfect, in being much too short.
Chapter 13

Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised or a little mistaken.
Chapter 13

There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.
Chapter 13

This sweetest and best of all creatures, faultless in spite of all her faults.
Chapter 13

It is not every man's fate to marry the woman who loves him best.
Chapter 14

It is very difficult for the prosperous to be humble.
Chapter 14

There are secrets in all families.
Chapter 14

Without music, life would be a blank to me.
Chapter 14

One man's style must not be the rule of another's.
Chapter 15

Business, you know, may bring money, but friendship hardly ever does.
Chapter 16

Time will generally lessen the interest of every attachment not within the daily circle.
Chapter 16

She was happy, she knew she was happy, and knew she ought to be happy.
Chapter 17

Nobody, who has not been in the interior of a family, can say what the difficulties of any individual of that family may be.
Chapter 18

If things are going untowardly one month, they are sure to mend the next.
Chapter 18

Respect for right conduct is felt by every body.
Chapter 18

I always deserve the best treatment, because I never put up with any other.
Chapter 43
 
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