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Quotes from Jane Austen's Persuasion


Jane Austen | Author




Persuasion proves that the heart never truly forgets anything - nor anyone.



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'What wild imaginations one forms where dear self is concerned! How sure to be mistaken!'

'Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has been in their hands. I will not allow books to prove anything.'

'My idea of good company is the company of clever, well-informed people who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company.' Anne Elliot to her cousin

'To flatter and follow others, without being flattered and followed in turn, is but a state of half enjoyment.'

'One man's ways may be as good as another's, but we all like our own best.'

'Husbands and wives generally understand when opposition will be vain.'

'How quick come the reasons for approving what we like!'

'The one claim I shall make for my own sex is that we love longest, when all hope is gone.'

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

'One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it, unless it has been all suffering, nothing but suffering.'

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