"Only a novel"... in short, only some work in which the greatest powers of the mind are displayed, in which the most thorough knowledge of human nature, the happiest delineation of its varieties, the liveliest effusions of wit and humour are conveyed to the world in the best chosen language. Northanger Abbey

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A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of. Mansfield Park

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A woman should never be trusted with money. The Watsons

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An artist cannot do anything slovenly. Letter to Cassandra 25 November 1798

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At my time of life opinions are tolerably fixed. It is not likely that I should now see or hear anything to change them. Sense and Sensibility

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But when a young lady is to be a heroine, the perverseness of forty surrounding families cannot prevent her. Something must and will happen to throw a hero in her way. Northanger Abbey

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Everybody likes to go their own way--to choose their own time and manner of devotion. Mansfield Park

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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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For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbours, and laugh at them in our turn? Pride and Prejudice

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Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love. Northanger Abbey

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