Pride And Prejudice Important Quotes

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* It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife. Opening line. JA * "The power of doing anything with quickness is always prized much by the possessor, and often without any attention to the imperfection of the performance." * "Mr. Wickham is blessed with such happy manners as may ensure his MAKING friends--whether he may be equally capable of RETAINING them, is less certain." * Mr. Collins was not a sensible man, and the deficiency of nature had been but little assisted by education or society . . . * "For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbours, and laugh at them in our turn?" * " . . . it is happy for you that you possess the talent of flattering with delicacy. May I ask whether these pleasing attentions proceed from the impulse of the moment, or are the result of previous study?" * “Lizzie was least dear to her of all her daughters.” JA * [Mrs Bennet] “She was a woman of mean understanding, little information, and uncertain temper. “(Ch. 1) JA * “Lizzy does not lose much by not suiting his fancy; for he is a most disagreeable, horrid man, not at all worth pleasing. So high and so conceited that there was no enduring him” * “You never see a fault in anybody. All the world are good and agreeable in your eyes.” (EB to JB) * "I would not wish to be hasty in censuring anyone; but I always speak what I think." * " your good sense, to be so honestly blind to the follies and nonsense of others!” * And so you like this man's sisters, too, do you? Their manners are not equal to his." (Elizabeth to Jane; Ch. 4) * "I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine." (Elizabeth about Darcy; Ch. 5) * "Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be
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