But self, though it would intrude, could not engross her.
("Pride and Prejudice")
More Quotes from Jane Austen:I think I may boast myself to be, with all possible vanity, the most unlearned and uninformed female who ever dared to be an authoress.
Life could do nothing for her, beyond giving time for a better preparation for death.
I cannot make speeches, Emma...If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more. But you know what I am. You hear nothing but truth from me. I have blamed you, and lectured you, and you have borne it as no other woman in England would have borne it.
But Catherine did not know her own advantages - did not know that a good-looking girl, with an affectionate heart and a very ignorant mind, cannot fail of attracting a clever young man, unless circumstances are particularly untoward.
Elinor looked at him with greater astonishment than ever. She began to think that he must be in liquor...
Yes, vanity is a weakness indeed. But pride-- where these is a real superiority of mind, pride will be always under good regulation.
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