Book//mark - Emma | Jane Austen, 1815

Jane Austen’s first edition of Emma, 1816 / Cover by Jillian Tamaki, 2011


“I do not know whether it ought to be so, but certainly silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people 
in an impudent way. Wickedness is always wickedness, but folly is not always folly.—It depends upon the character of 
those who handle it.”

"There are people, who the more you do for them, the less they will do for themselves."

"Better be without sense, than misapply it as you do."

Can you trust me with such flatterers?—Does my vain spirit ever tell me I am wrong?

"If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more. But you know what I am.—You hear nothing but truth from me."

"One man's style must not be the rule of another's."

"Young ladies are delicate plants. They should take care of their health and their complexion."

"Surprises are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced, and the inconvenience is often considerable."

“It is very difficult for the prosperous to be humble.”

“If I have not spoken, it is because I am afraid I will awaken myself from this dream.”

"If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more. But you know what I am.”

“I would much rather have been merry than wise.”

“It was a delightful visit;-perfect, in being much too short.”

"How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation!”

“She is loveliness itself.” ..faultless in spite of all her faults.

“Time did not compose her.“

"Where the waters do agree, it is quite wonderful the relief they give."

"There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart."

“Well, evil to some is always good to others.”

“Even pleasure, you know, is fatiguing…”

“Letters are no matter of indifference; they are generally a very positive curse.”

“You have another long walk before you.”


Jane Austen, Emma 1815




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