"She began now to comprehend that he was exactly the man who, in disposition and talents, would most suit her. His understanding and temper, though unlike her own, would have answered all her wishes. It was an union that must have been to the advantage of both: by her ease and liveliness, his mind might have been softened, his manners improved; and from his judgement, information, and knowledge of the world, she must have received benefit of greater importance."

"You have widely mistaken my character, if you think I can be worked on by such persuasions as these."

"Do not consider me now as an elegant female intending to plague you, but as a rational creature speaking the truth from her heart."

"I must learn to brook being happier than I deserve."

"As she threw a retrospective glance over the whole of their acquaintance, so full of contradictions and varieties, she sighed at the perverseness of those feelings which would now have promoted its continuance, and would formerly have rejoiced in its termination."

"Mary wished to say something very sensible, but knew not how."

"Every savage can dance."

"One cannot be always laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty."

"It was evident that she was much better acquainted with Mr. Darcy than they had before any idea of; it was evident that he was very much in love with her."

"Surprises are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced, and the inconvenience is often considerable."

"'My idea of good company…is the company of clever, well-informed people, who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company.'
‘You are mistaken,’ said he gently, ‘that is not good company, that is the best.’"

"Laugh as much as you choose, but you will not laugh me out of my opinion."

"I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal."

"For he is such a disagreeable man that it would be quite a misfortune to be liked by him."

"His comments did not deserve the compliment of a rational reply."







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