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Emma

By Jane Austen QUOTATION: There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.
ATTRIBUTION: Jane Austen (1775–1817), British novelist. Emma in Emma, ch. 31 (1816).

QUOTATION: A single woman, with a very narrow income, must be a ridiculous, disagreeable, old maid! the proper sport of boys and girls; but a single woman, of good fortune, is always respectable, and may be as sensible and pleasant as anybody else.
ATTRIBUTION: Jane Austen (1775–1817), British novelist. Emma in Emma, ch. 10 (1816).

QUOTATION: It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage. A man always imagines a woman to be ready for anybody who asks her.
ATTRIBUTION: Jane Austen (1775–1817), British novelist. Emma in Emma, ch. 8 (1816).

QUOTATION: There are people, the more you do for them, the less they do for themselves.
ATTRIBUTION: Jane Austen (1775–1817), British novelist. Emma’s thought, in Emma, ch. 11 (1816).

QUOTATION: General benevolence, but not general friendship, made a man what he ought to be.
ATTRIBUTION: Jane Austen (1775–1817), British novelist. Emma’s thought, in Emma, ch. 37 (1816).

QUOTATION: To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.
ATTRIBUTION: Jane Austen (1775–1817), British novelist. Fanny, in Mansfield Park, ch. 9 (1814).

QUOTATION: There is safety in reserve, but no attraction. One cannot love a reserved person.
ATTRIBUTION: Jane Austen (1775–1817), British novelist. Frank Churchill, in Emma, ch. 24 (1816).

QUOTATION: There are secrets in all families.
ATTRIBUTION: Jane Austen (1775–1817), British novelist. Mr. Weston in Emma, ch. 14 (1816).

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