Friday, February 18, 2011

Quotes for Friday From Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

Since December I have been trying to update my blog daily, though strictly weekends are excluded, and I have enjoyed it. Searching for topics to talk about that would inspire reading has been tasking but also fun. Quotes and Proverbs have become constant features in this effort. Whereas the proverbs are local with translations, the proverbs are from books I have read and reviewed. Today's quotes comes exclusively from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
Mrs. Bennet

When a woman have five grown up daughters, she ought to give over thinking of her own beauty.
Mrs. Bennet

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

I admire the activity of your benevolence, but every impulse of feeling should be guided by reason; and in my opinion, exertion should always be in proportion to what is required.
Miss Marry Bennet

Whatever bears affinity to cunning is despicable.
Mr. Darcy

Intricate characters are the most amusing
Miss Elizabeth Bennet

Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility.
Mr. Darcy

The power of doing anything with quickness is always much prized by the possessor, and often without any attention to the imperfections of the performance.
Mr. Darcy


  1. Great quotes and all very revelatory of the characters!

  2. @Marie, thanks. I love books from which I can get one or two quotes and this book was replete of with it.


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