Quotes from Pride and Prejudice, 3

“A woman must have a thorough knowledge of music, singing, drawing, dancing, and the modern languages, to deserve the word; and besides all this, she must possess a certain something in her air and manner of walking, the tone of her voice, her address and expressions, or the word will be but half deserved.” “All this she must possess,” added Darcy, “and to all this she must yet add something more substantial, in the improvement of her mind by extensive reading.” —Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, Ch. VIII


“Whatever bears affinity to cunning is despicable.” —Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, Ch. VIII


“Nothing is more deceitful,” said Darcy, “than the appearance of humility. It is often only carelessness of opinion, and sometimes an indirect boast.” —Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, Ch. X


“The Power of doing any thing with quickness is always much prized by the possessor, and often without any attention to the imperfection of the performance.” —Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, Ch. X


“To yield readily—easily—to the persuasion of a friend is no merit with you.”

“To yield without conviction is no compliment to the understanding of either.”

—Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, Ch. X


“A regard for the requester would often make one readily yield to a request, without waiting for arguments to reason one into it.” —Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, Ch. X


“Arguments are too much like disputes.” —Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, Ch. X


“It would not be easy, indeed, to catch their expression, but their colour and shape, and the eye-lashes, so remarkably fine, might be copied.” —Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, Ch. X


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