"From politics, it was an easy step to silence."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Jane Austen on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Jane Austen on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Jane Austen on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Jane Austen on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Jane Austen on Joseph Stalin
"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."