Jane Austen

624 – “Do not give way to useless alarm; though it is right to be prepared for the worst, there is no occasion to look on it as certain.”

–Edward Gardiner in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

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569 – “It is not time or opportunity that is to determine intimacy;— it is disposition alone. Seven years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted with each other, and seven days are more than enough for others.”

–Marianne Dashwood in Jane Austen’s novel Sense and Sensibility

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