"It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage."
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."Jane Austen on Mignon McLaughlin
"By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher."Jane Austen on Socrates
"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."Jane Austen on Friedrich Nietzsche
"How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being."Jane Austen on Oscar Wilde
"Don't marry the person you think you can live with marry only the individual you think you can't live without."Jane Austen on James C. Dobson
"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."