Persuasion

by Jane Austen
England
16 Dec 1775 // 18 Jul 1817
Novelist

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I do think that men can forget a lost love quickly. I know that women would find it much harder.

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When any two young people take it into their heads to marry, they are pretty sure by perseverance to carry their point, be they ever so poor, or ever so imprudent, or ever so little likely to be necessary to each other's ultimate comfort.

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When pain is over, the remembrance of it often becomes a pleasure.

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One man's ways may be as good as another's, but we all like our own best.

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All the privilege I claim for my own sex (it is not a very enviable one: you need not covet it), is that of loving longest, when existence or when hope is gone!

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How quick come the reasons for approving what we like.

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I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.

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You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope... I have loved none but you.

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