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Elizabeth Bennet Quotes

13 of the best book quotes from Elizabeth Bennet
  1. #1
    “The distance is nothing when one has motive.”
  2. #2
    “From the very beginning—from the first moment, I may almost say—of my acquaintance with you, your manners, impressing me with the fullest belief of your arrogance, your conceit, and your selfish distain of the feelings of others, were such as to form the groundwork of the disapprobation on which succeeding events have built so immovable a dislike; and I had not known you a month before I felt that you were the last man in the world on whom I could ever be prevailed on to marry.”
  3. #3
    “Till this moment I never knew myself.”
  4. #4
    “I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine.”
  5. #5
    “One cannot be always laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty.”
  6. #6
    “There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of merit or sense.”
  7. #7
    “Is not general incivility the very essence of love?”
  8. #8
    “I am only resolved to act in that manner, which will, in my own opinion, constitute my happiness, without reference to you, or to any person so wholly unconnected with me.”
  1. #9
    “Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.”
  2. #10
    “What are men to rocks and mountains?”
  3. #11
    “There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.”
  4. #12
    “Do not consider me now as an elegant female, intending to play you, but as a rational creature, speaking the truth from her heart.”
  5. #13
    “Follies and nonsense, whims and inconsistencies, do divert me, I own, and I laugh at them whenever I can.”
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