"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Jane Austen on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Jane Austen on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Jane Austen on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Jane Austen on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Jane Austen on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."