Best Jane Austen Quotes on Life, Love & Friendship: Jane Austen who lived from Dec 1775 to July 1817 was a famous English novelist. Her great success came from six major novels “Northanger Abbey’, Sense and Sensibility’, Mansfield Park’, ‘Emma’, ‘Pride and Prejudice’, and ‘Persuasion’ she is known as one of the most well-known novelists of all time. Her best known outstanding novels are pride and prejudice, Emma and Sense and Sensibility. Her novels mainly interpret, comment, and critic upon the British landed gentry. Her plots mainly and often explore the dependence of the women on marriage in the pursuit of economic security and favorable social standing.
Jane Austen is beloved over the world mainly for her charm, wit, and keen understanding of the human heart. In her 30’s she began publishing her work anonymously. Also, there is little biographical information about Jane Austen’s life, which narrates that she has written thousands of letters to her family; however her older sister, Cassandra decided to tear or burn up most of them. Cassandra believed that it was better and safe to safeguard Jane’s controversial opinions and comments from the public.
It was her combination of romance, irony, and realism that earned her place among the classic writers we know today. Only her few close friends and family members were aware and knew that Jane was the author.
After her death, her brother, Henry revealed her identity to the public. Her social commentary was laced with sarcasm which is still favorite among readers. Also, her novels have inspired many films famous among them ‘Pride and Prejudice’ (1940), ‘Sense and Sensibility’ (1995), and ‘Love and Friendship’ (2016). So here we have come up with some of the famous Jane Austen Quotes on love and life that will make you ponder the joys of life.
I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine. – Jane Austen
Money can only give happiness where there is nothing else to give it. – Jane Austen
I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve. – Jane Austen
You expect me to account for opinions which you choose to call mine, but which I have never acknowledged. – Jane Austen
When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library. – Jane Austen
Everybody likes to go their own way – to choose their own time and manner of devotion. – Jane Austen
Silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way. – Jane Austen
It is not what we think or feel that makes us who we are. It is what we do. Or fail to do… – Jane Austen
Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love. – Jane Auste
Pray, pray be composed, and do not betray what you feel to everybody present – Jane Austen
I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal. – Jane Austen
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
There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature. – Jane Austen
Laugh as much as you choose, but you will not laugh me out of my opinion. – Jane Austen
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. – Jane Austen
I may have lost my heart, but not my self-control. – Jane Austen
The person, be it gentlemen or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid. – Jane Austen
Time will generally lessen the interest of every attachment not within the daily circle. – Jane Austen