December 16, 1775 in the town of Steventon, Hampshire, in the family of the parish priest George Austin and his wife Cassandra Lee was born a girl Jane. The baby's parents did not even imagine that it was she, the penultimate child and the youngest daughter, who was destined to become one of the greatest writers of English literature.
Peru Jane Austen owns more than a dozen works, including unfinished. "Reason and Feelings", "Pride and Prejudice", "Mansfield Park", "Emma", "Reason of Reason", "Northanger Abbey" - perhaps there is no such girl who would not be read by these novels.
Today, especially for the birthday of the First Lady of British literature, Diletant.media decided to recall the 15 most witty and sincere quotes from her works.
“A person can be proud without being vain. Pride is more likely to be connected with our own opinion about ourselves, but vanity is with the opinion of other people that we would like them to make up about us. ”
"Neglect of common sense is the right path to happiness."
“If you do not count marriage, every lady most of all likes to suffer from unhappy love from time to time. It takes her thoughts and makes her interesting in the eyes of her friends. ”
Portrait of Jane Austen by her sister Cassandra, 1810
“Women attach too much importance to a single admiring look. And men try to support them in this error. ”
“There are not so many rich men in the world, how many beautiful women deserve them”
“It’s always incomprehensible to one half of humanity why someone else likes something”
"Reason and Feelings" - The first published work of Jane Austen, 1811
"If you have trouble, be sure that the man will remain on the sidelines"
“Of course, love is desirable, but for some reason money is always necessary.”
"Who is interested in dancing, it does not cost anything to fall in love"
One of the first illustrations of Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice. Richard Bentley, 1833
"Remember something only when it gives you pleasure."
“We must forgive the egoists. They are incurably sick. ”
“I do not require people to be nice to me; it saves me from the labor they like "
Portrait of Jane Austen, 1873
“A person who has nowhere to spend his own time always encroaches on someone else without the slightest twinge of conscience”
“It’s better not to have brains at all than to find a bad use for them”
“What do we live for, if not in order to entertain our neighbors and, in turn, laugh at them?”
The author - Anna Zarubina