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quotation: Jane Austen


 One may be continually abusive without saying any thing just; but one cannot be always laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty.

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quotation: We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be. Jane Austen


We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.

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quotation: “With men he can be rational and unaffected, but when he has ladies to please…”. Jane Austen


With men he can be rational and unaffected, but when he has ladies to please, every feature works.

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quotation: It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage. Jane Austen


It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage.

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quotation: Jane Austen


It may be possible to do without dancing entirely. Instances have been known of young people passing many, many months successively without being at any ball of any description, and no material injury accrue either to body or mind; but when a beginning is made–when the felicities of rapid motion have once been, though slightly, felt–it must be a very heavy set that does not ask for more.

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article: The Baths of Bath


The Baths of Bath

Bath is a city in southwest England famous for its baths, which are fed by the only natural hot springs in the country and which some believe have curative properties. The Romans established the city as Aquae Sulis in the first century, building elaborate, lead-lined baths with heating and cooling systems. These were rediscovered in 1755, by which time Bath, as it had since become known, had revived as a spa and become a resort city for the wealthy. What was Jane Austen‘s connection to Bath? More… Discuss

QUOTATION: Jane Austen


There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.

Jane Austen (1775-1817) Discuss

 

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QUOTATION: Jane Austen


One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.

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QUOTATION: Edith Wharton


There’s no such thing as old age, there is only sorrow.

Edith Wharton (1862-1937) Discuss

 

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Quotation of the Day: Jane Austen (1775-1817) on Tormenting, purposeful


No man is offended by another man’s admiration of the woman he loves; it is the woman only who can make it a torment.

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Quotation: Jane Austen on marriage


Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.

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Today’s Quotation: Jane Austen – on untintelligibility


 

I cannot speak well enough to be unintelligible.

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Today’s Quotation: Jane Austen (1775-1817)


 

If any one faculty of our nature may be called more wonderful than the rest, I do think it is memory…The memory is sometimes so retentive, so serviceable, so obedient; at others, so bewildered and so weak…We are, to be sure, a miracle every way; but our powers of recollecting and of forgetting do seem peculiarly past finding out.

Jane Austen (1775-1817) Discuss

My take on this:

We are a memory: A physiological memory beyond the individual’s own life experiences. Like migratory birds that have the memory of their annual migration, we are altogether the actualization and reenactment of all we have memorized. When everything else become unfamiliar, we act upon the ancestral memory built in everyone of us. Instinct is a ancestral package of fundamental memory, still memory.

our own memories are indeed a treasured virtual manuscript: Some share it as stories, some write about it, some others compose music, based on it. In a form or another we all want to share it, and pass it on.

Quotation of the Day: Jane Austen – On Human Temerity To Adjust and Surmount


There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better: we find comfort somewhere.
(from Ch. 5 of Mansfield Park)

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Mansfield Park @ Project Gutemberg:

Quotation of the Day: Charles Dickens – About Human Social Relations


It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations.

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Discuss
The above quote comes from the story entitled, Bleak House written in 1853: Charles Dickens: Bleak House

28. CHAPTER XXVIII: The Ironmaster: Read the novel at Bleak House—complete story. (Please thank www.literaturepage.come for the above quote in context and the complete story.)

 


Remedy to this HUMAN shortcoming: Let’s agree to disagree without being disagreable…Or else! (also: not every disagreement is bad enough to war (war: an extreme ideologico-economical incongruence that can be appeased only by eliminating the incongruence) over it anyway, or it shouldn’t… You know?)