QUOTES FROM PERSUASION JANE AUSTEN

“There could have been no two hearts so open, no tastes so similar, no feelings so in unison, no countenances so beloved.”

“Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story.”

“She hoped to be wise and reasonable in time.”

“It sometimes happens that a woman is handsomer at twenty-nine than she was ten years before.”

“A woman, especially if she has the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can.”

“There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends.”

“We certainly do not forget you, so soon as you forget us. It is, perhaps, our fate rather than our merit.”

“She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew older.”

“A strong mind, they say, overcomes most difficulties.”

“All the privilege I claim for my own sex is that of loving longest, when existence or when hope is gone.”

“You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope.”

“There is nothing so bad as parting with one’s friends. One seems to lose half one’s self.”

“I have been long enough in Bath to understand the importance of a large party.”

“There is something about you that strikes upon me more than other women.”

“I am not proud, but I am happy.”

“None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.”

“There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others.”

“The last few hours were certainly very painful, but when pain is over, the remembrance of it often becomes a pleasure.”

“We none of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.”

“I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach.”

“You are too generous to trifle with me. If your feelings are still what they were last April, tell me so at once.”

“My idea of good company is the company of clever, well-informed people who have a great deal of conversation.”

“We are all fools in love.”

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

“We are all fools in love.”

“To love is to burn, to be on fire.”

“A woman will always be looked on as guilty, whether she is or not.”

“One must speak a little, you know. It would look odd to be entirely silent for half an hour together, and yet for the advantage of some, conversation ought to be so arranged.”

“For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors, and laugh at them in our turn?”

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