I finally read Pride and Prejudice last year, and only recovered my notebook for quotes today. So, here it is. Sharing ten quotes from Pride and Prejudice.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
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Pride is a very common failing, I believe. There are very few of us who do not cherish a feeling of self-complacency on the score of some quality or the other, real or imaginary. Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.
The distance is nothing when one has a motive.
Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility. It is often only carelessness of opinion, and sometimes, indirect boast.
The power of doing anything with quickness is always much prized by the possessor, and often without any attention to the imperfection of the performance.
Pride—where there is a real superiority of minds, pride will always be under good regulation.
We must not be so ready to fancy ourselves intentionally injured. We must not expect a lively young man to be always so guarded and circumspect. It is very often nothing but our own vanity that deceives us.
You must not let your fancy run away with you. You have sense, and we all expect you to use it.
Reflection must be reserved for solitary hours, whenever she was alone, she gave way to it as the greatest relief; and not a day went by without a solitary walk, in which she might indulge in all the delight of unpleasant recollections.
Do not give way to useless alarm, though it is right to be prepared for the worst, there is no occasion to look on it as certain.
To expose the former faults of any person without knowing what their present feelings were, seemed unjustifiable.