55+ Best Elizabeth Bennet Quotes

Elizabeth Bennet Quotes

  1. “I expect you to be in the library every day. If you skip even one day, I shall tell Mama.”
  2. “I never, ever speak ill of anyone unless it is deserved. Some people are very good at hiding their bad qualities, and I am not always able to do it.”
  3. “One can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies from their observed positions with sufficient accuracy for our purposes, but there is a limit to the precision that can be reached on Earth.”
  4. “I am sick of people who think themselves beset with problems simply because they are rich. If you have so much money, do spend a little to feed the poor.”
  5. “If Mama had not told me to speak, then I would not have spoken these words, and so they would not have been spoken at all.”
  6. “No one is as stubborn as a woman who chooses to be.”
  7. “I like the word ‘benign. It implies that there is nothing malicious about a woman’s backside.”
  8. “I’m sure there are a great many things less gentle, something stronger if you know what I mean.”
  9. “Be kind to the foolish, for they know not what they do.”
  10. “Blessed are the merciful for they will be shown mercy.”
  11. “I always like new experiences as long as I am the one doing them and not being subjected to them.”
  12. “Sometimes it is better to keep one’s thoughts and say nothing at all than to speak with a hasty and ill-considered flattery.”
  13. “What is the matter? What has happened? Why do you look so ill?”
  14. “I made known my feelings, as well as a lady, is able to do, in a regular set of protestations.”
  15. “I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice, though not in principle.”
  16. “There is one way in which a man might be taught to be wiser than he naturally is. If he were forcibly turned upside down, and kept in that position till he was thoroughly cured.”
  17. “If you were to tell your secrets to all the world tomorrow, still you would have no true friend.”
  18. “Let people talk as they will of my ill manners, I am sure that if I should ever learn to laugh at an ill present, my laughter would be much more free and unrestrained than I now dare to allow it to be.”
  19. “I always wanted to propose something very original, and now that I have done so, no boy will ever come near me again.”
  20. “If a man is not a little vain about his appearance, he has no business with the fair.”
  21. “I am more easy to get on with than I used to be.”
  22. “I believe that we should always strive to be kind to others.”
  23. “You know when a woman knows she is in the wrong, for her countenance will never express its true feelings, though they may tell you something different.”
  24. “When Mr. Darcy asked me how much I hurried away from Longbourn last night, I was extremely delicate and did not reply.”
  25. “The language of lovers is but the language of lovers; it is so sweet because it is so new.”
  26. “Though my manners are not those of the highest rank, I am always well received wherever I go.”
  27. “Men think a woman wiser than she really is when they are pleased with her performance.”
  28. “Very few of us can stand prosperity.”
  29. “Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility. It is often only carelessness of opinion, and sometimes an indirect boast.”
  30. “I have the greatest dislike of that sort of thing.”
  31. “If I had gone to bed never so much tired before, I do not think it possible that I could sleep at all; but with you, I feel safe.”
  32. “The greatest piece of skill in the world is to behave so as to make everybody at ease.”
  33. “I confess, it would give me great pleasure to be able to retort, by asking you a number of questions about your family, but I have not the impertinence. I cannot force my attentions on anyone, let them be ever so small.”
  34. “My mother’s wit is something like Elizabeth’s. She is very quick and lively when she chooses it.”
  35. “I know that it is considered a great accomplishment for ladies to be able to write well, and I have been encouraged to believe that I could do it.”
  36. “There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.”
  37. “One has only to be rich in order to be above the law, and find all one’s wishes gratified.”
  38. “Always take into account the feelings of those around you. It is an easy thing to appear thoughtless when one is only careless about what other people feel. It would be impossible for anyone to live happily in the world who disturbed the peace of others.”
  39. “I had not thought Mrs. Bennet a woman of such refinement.”
  40. “My mother does not make any professions of elegance or fashion, but still she loves good clothes.”
  41. “I always keep to simple ones myself, and I find them infinitely preferable to laced ones, for there is some freedom about simple ones that is very charming.”
  42. “I am not going to marry Mr. Darcy; so you need not be afraid of his marrying me. And I do assure you, that I would never marry any man who had not more money than myself.”
  43. “I have also been taught to think it a duty to avoid the appearance of vanity or conceit.”
  44. “There is something very imposing in the idea of being at liberty to commit a crime.”
  45. “A person who can write a long letter with ease, cannot always be sure it will be intelligible.”
  46. “It is very unbecoming a young woman to be so modest.”
  47. “I have nothing to say against you, but nobody would believe what I should tell.”
  48. “You always act by rules; and whenever you depart from them, you should have a very good reason for doing so.”
  49. “I am not going to suppose that Darcy had bestowed the same intensive study of her as Elizabeth had done on him.”
  50. “I declare I do not know a more dreadful sound than the shrill voice of a parson preaching.”
  51. “Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.”
  52. “Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility.”
  53. “That was a cruel thing to say.”
  54. “As soon as ever I decide on doing a thing, I never have the smallest difficulty in accomplishing it.”
  55. “I am not afraid of speaking openly. It is you, not I, who is my uncle’s heir; and from whom therefore I shall inherit this estate.”
  56. “It was no sacrifice to give up the pleasure of having a few hours of uninterrupted solitude with my own thoughts, which I could have had in my own room.”

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