"The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid."
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."Jane Austen on Edmund Burke
"It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come."Jane Austen on Dalai Lama
"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."Jane Austen on Albert Einstein
"Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart."Jane Austen on Anne Frank
"When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion."Jane Austen on Abraham Lincoln
"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."