Jane Austen Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old jane austen quotes, jane austen sayings, and jane austen proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Every man is surrounded by a neighborhood of voluntary spies.     

Jane Austen

There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.     

Jane Austen

I cannot speak well enough to be unintelligible.     

Jane Austen

What strange creatures brothers are!     

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The younger brother must help to pay for the pleasures of the elder.     

Jane Austen

Children of the same family, the same blood, with the same first associations and habits, have some means of enjoyment in their power, which no subsequent connections can supply.     

Jane Austen

Children of the same family, the same blood, with the same first associations and habits, have some means of enjoyment in their power, which no subsequent connections can supply     

Jane Austen

To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.     

Jane Austen

Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.     

Jane Austen

Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.     

Jane Austen

Children of the same family; the same blood; with the same first associations and habits; have some means of enjoyment in their power; which no subsequent connections can supply...     

Jane Austen

There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.     

Jane Austen

The younger brother must help to pay for the pleasures of the elder.     

Jane Austen

There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.     

Jane Austen

I am greatly pleased with your account of Fanny; I found her in the summer just as you describe, almost another sister, I could not have supposed that a niece would ever have been so much to me. She is quite after one's own heart.     

Jane Austen

A mind lively and at ease, can do with seeing nothing, and can see nothing that does not answer.     

Jane Austen

There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.     

Jane Austen

It isn't what we say or think that defines us, but what we do.     

Jane Austen

Without music, life would be a blank to me.     

Jane Austen

There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.     

Jane Austen

You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own, than when you almost broke it eight years and a half ago.     

Jane Austen

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

Jane Austen

Children of the same family, the same blood, with the same first associations and habits, have some means of enjoyment in their power, which no subsequent connections can supply.     

Jane Austen

He was not an ill-disposed young man, unless to be rather cold hearted, and rather selfish, is to be ill-disposed     

Jane Austen

Perfect happiness, even in memory, is not common.     

Jane Austen

A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.     

Jane Austen

Children of the same family, the same blood, with the same first associations and habits, have some means of enjoyment in their power, which no subsequent connections can supply.     

Jane Austen

One cannot have too large a party. A large party secures its own amusement.     

Jane Austen

We do not look in our great cities for our best moralit     

Jane Austen

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

Jane Austen