"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."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."Jane Austen on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."Jane Austen on Victor Hugo
"Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person."Jane Austen on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."Jane Austen on Anne Roiphe
"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."Jane Austen on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"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."
"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."
"Business, you know, may bring you money, but friendship hardly ever does."