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Quotes from Jane Austen's Emma


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The story of Emma proves that, when playing with fire, the player is bound to get burned - leave love to the natural way of things.



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'One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.'

'If things are going untowardly one month, they are sure to mend the next.'

'If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.'

'General benevolence, but not general friendship, made a man what he ought to be.'

'There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.'

“Silly things cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way.”

'Vanity working on a weak head, produces every sort of mischief.'


'Human nature is so well disposed towards those who are in interesting situations, that a young person, who either marries or dies, is sure of being kindly spoken of.'

'What is right to be done cannot be done too soon.'

'Human nature is so well disposed towards those who are in interesting situations, that a young person, who either marries or dies, is sure of being kindly spoken of.'

'There are people, who the more you do for them, the less they will do for themselves.'

'Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised, or a little mistaken.'

'Respect for right conduct is felt by every body.'

'There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.'

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