"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."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Jane Austen on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Jane Austen on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Jane Austen on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Jane Austen on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Jane Austen on Winston Churchill
"Woman is fine for her own satisfaction alone. No man will admire her the more, no woman will like her the better for it. Neatness and fashion are enough for the former, and a something of shabbiness or impropriety will be most endearing to the latter."
"To look almost pretty is an acquisition of higher delight to a girl who has been looking plain for the first fifteen years of her life than a beauty from her cradle can ever receive."
"A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of."
"We do not look in our great cities for our best morality."
"One man's ways may be as good as another's, but we all like our own best."
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