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Emma

By Jane Austen QUOTATION: What is right to be done cannot be done too soon.
ATTRIBUTION: Jane Austen (1775–1817), British novelist. Mr. Weston in Emma, ch. 23 (1816).

QUOTATION: The truth is, that in London it is always a sickly season. Nobody is healthy in London, nobody can be.
ATTRIBUTION: Jane Austen (1775–1817), British novelist. Mr. Woodhouse, in Emma, ch. 12 (1816).

QUOTATION: Young ladies are delicate plants. They should take care of their health and their com plexion.
ATTRIBUTION: Jane Austen (1775–1817), British novelist. Mr. Woodhouse in Emma, ch. 34 (1816).

QUOTATION: One man’s style must not be the rule of another’s.
ATTRIBUTION: Jane Austen (1775–1817), British novelist. Mr. Knightley in Emma, ch. 51 (1816).

QUOTATION: Vanity working on a weak head, produces every sort of mischief.
ATTRIBUTION: Jane Austen (1775–1817), British novelist. Mr. Knightley in Emma, ch. 8 (1816).

QUOTATION: If things are going untowardly one month, they are sure to mend the next.
ATTRIBUTION: Jane Austen (1775–1817), British novelist. Mr. Weston in Emma, ch. 36 (1816).

QUOTATION: Business, you know, may bring money, but friendship hardly ever does.
ATTRIBUTION: Jane Austen (1775–1817), British novelist. John Knightley, in Emma, ch. 34 (1816).

QUOTATION: One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.
ATTRIBUTION: Jane Austen (1775–1817), British novelist. Emma, in Emma, ch. 9 (1816).

QUOTATION: It is very unfair to judge any body’s conduct, without an intimate knowledge of their situation. Nobody, who has not been in the interior of a family, can say what difficulties of any individual of that family may be.
ATTRIBUTION: Jane Austen (1775–1817), British novelist. Emma in Emma, ch. 18 (1816).

QUOTATION: A mind lively and at ease, can do with seeing nothing, and can see nothing that does not answer.
ATTRIBUTION: Jane Austen (1775–1817), British novelist. Emma in Emma, ch. 27 (1816).

QUOTATION: Surprizes are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced, and the inconvenience is often considerable.
ATTRIBUTION: Jane Austen (1775–1817), British novelist. Mr. Knightley in Emma, ch. 26 (1816).

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