69 of the Best Pride and Prejudice Quotes by Jane Austen of all time

 

31. “I have faults enough, but they are not, I hope, of understanding. My temper I dare not vouch for. It is, I believe, too little yielding— certainly too little for the convenience of the world. I cannot forget the follies and vices of other so soon as I ought, nor their offenses against myself. My feelings are not puffed about with every attempt to move them. My temper would perhaps be called resentful. My good opinion once lost, is lost forever.”

“I have faults enough, but they are not, I hope, of understanding. My temper I dare not vouch for. It is, I believe, too little yielding— certainly too little for the convenience of the world. I cannot forget the follies and vices of other so soon as I ought, nor their offenses against myself. My feelings are not puffed about with every attempt to move them. My temper would perhaps be called resentful. My good opinion once lost, is lost forever.”

32. “I have no pretensions whatever to that kind of elegance which consists in tormenting a respectable man.”

“I have no pretensions whatever to that kind of elegance which consists in tormenting a respectable man.”“I have no pretensions whatever to that kind of elegance which consists in tormenting a respectable man.”

33. “I have not the pleasure of understanding you.”

“I have not the pleasure of understanding you."― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

34. “I love you. Most ardently.”

“I love you. Most ardently.”― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

35. “I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve.”

“I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve.”― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

36. “If I had ever learnt, I should have been a great proficient.”

“If I had ever learnt, I should have been a great proficient.”― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

37. “In nine cases out of ten a woman had better show more affection than she feels.”

“In nine cases out of ten a woman had better show more affection than she feels.”― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

38. “In vain I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will no longer be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”

“In vain I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will no longer be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

39. “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 a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

40. “It is particularly incumbent on those who never change their opinion, to be secure of judging properly at first.”

“It is particularly incumbent on those who never change their opinion, to be secure of judging properly at first.”― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice