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

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I might as well enquire, replied she, why with so evident a design of offending and insulting me, you chose to tell me that you liked me against your will, against your reason, and even against your character?

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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.

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Have a little compassion on my nerves. You tear them to pieces.

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I have been used to consider poetry as "the food of love" said Darcy."Of a fine, stout, healthy love it may. Everything nourishes what isstrong already. But if it be only a slight, thin sort of inclination, Iam convinced that one good sonnet will starve it entirely away.

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Could there be finer symptoms? Is not general incivility the very essence of love?

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It is happy for you that you possess the talent of flattering with delicacy. May I ask whether these pleasing attentions proceed from the impulse of the moment, or are they the result of previous study?

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One word from you shall silence me forever.

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You are mistaken, Mr. Darcy, if you suppose that the mode of your declaration affected me in any other way, than as it spared the concern which I might have felt in refusing you, had you behaved in a more gentlemanlike manner."

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I am determined that only the deepest love will induce me into matrimony. So, I shall end an old maid, and teach your ten children to embroider cushions and play their instruments very ill.

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From all that I can collect by your manner of talking, you must be two of the silliest girls in the country. I have suspected it some time, but I am now convinced.

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A person who can write a long letter with ease, cannot write ill.

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We do not suffer by accident.

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Yes, vanity is a weakness indeed. But pride - where there is a real superiority of mind, pride will be always under good regulation.

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Do not be in a hurry, the right man will come at last

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You may only call me "Mrs. Darcy"... when you are completely, and perfectly, and incandescently happy.

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You either choose this method of passing the evening because you are in each other's confidence, and have secret affairs to discuss, or because you are conscious that your figures appear to the greatest advantage in walking;— if the first, I should be completely in your way, and if the second, I can admire you much better as I sit by the fire.

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I dearly love a laugh... I hope I never ridicule what is wise or good. Follies and nonsense, whims and inconsistencies do divert me, I own, and I laugh at them whenever I can.

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Elizabeth's spirit's soon rising to playfulness again, she wanted Mr. Darcy to account for his having ever fallen in love with her. 'How could you begin?' said she.'I can comprehend your going on charmingly, when you had once made a beginning; but what could set you off in the first place?' 'I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look, or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.

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Adieu to disappointment and spleen. What are men to rocks and mountains?

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Every savage can dance.

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

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How little of permanent happiness could belong to a couple who were only brought together because their passions were stronger than their virtue.

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The more I see of the world, the more am i dissatisfied with it; and everyday confirms my belief of the inconsistencies of all human.

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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.

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Is not general incivility the very essence of love?

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She certainly did not hate him. No; hatred had vanished long ago, and she had almost as long been ashamed of ever feeling a dislike against him, that could be so called. The respect created by the conviction of his valuable qualities, though at first unwillingly admitted, had for some time ceased to be repugnant to her feelings; and it was now heightened into somewhat of a friendlier nature, by the testimony so highly in his favour, and bringing forward his disposition in so amiable a light, which yesterday had produced. But above all, above respect and esteem, there was a motive within her of good will which could not be overlooked. It was gratitude.--Gratitude not merely for having once loved her, but for loving her still well enough, to forgive all the petulance and acrimony of her manner in rejecting him, and all the unjust accusations accompanying her rejection. He who, she had been persuaded, would avoid her as his greatest enemy, seemed, on this accidental meeting, most eager to preserve the acquaintance, and without any indelicate display of regard, or any peculiarity of manner, where their two selves only were concerned, was soliciting the good opinion of her friends, and bent on making her known to his sister. Such a change in a man of so much pride, excited not only astonishment but gratitude--for to love, ardent love, it must be attributed; and as such its impression on her was of a sort to be encouraged, as by no means unpleasing, though it could not exactly be defined.

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Mr. Darcy began to feel the danger of paying Elizabeth too much attention.

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That will do extremely well, child. You have delighted us long enough. Let the other young ladies have time to exhibit.

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We are each of an unsocial, taciturn disposition, unwilling to speak, unless we expect to say something that will amaze the whole room, and be handed down to posterity with all the eclat of a proverb.

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She told the story, however, with great spirit among her friends; for she had a lively, playful disposition, which delighted in any thing ridiculous.

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Obstinate, headstrong girl!

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It is very often nothing but our own vanity that deceives us. Women fancy admiration means more than it does.And men take care that they should.

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She had a lively, playful disposition that delighted in anything ridiculous.

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Elizabeth had never been more at a loss to make her feelings appear what they were not. It was necessary to laugh, when she would rather have cried.

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What a shame, for I dearly love to laugh.

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If I had ever learnt, I should have been a great proficient.

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Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.

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I certainly have not the talent which some people possess, of conversing easily with those I have never seen before.

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A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.

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You were disgusted with the women who were always speaking and looking, and thinking for your approbation alone. I roused, and interested you, because I was so unlike them.

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I have been meditating on the very great pleasure which a pair of fine eyes in the face of a pretty woman can bestow.

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It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. However little known the feelings or views of such a man may be on his first entering a neighbourhood, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of the surrounding families, that he is considered as the rightful property of someone or other of their daughters.

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Yes," replied Darcy, who could contain himself no longer, "but that was when I first knew her; for it is many months since I have considered her as one of the handsomest women of my acquaintance.

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I am happier than Jane; she only smiles, I laugh. Mr. Darcy sends you all the love in the world, that he can spare from me.

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my good qualities are under your protection, and you are to exaggerate them as much as possible; and, in return, it belongs to me to find occasion for teasing and quarreling with you as often as may be...

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And to all this she must yet add something more substantial, in the improvement of her mind by extensive reading.

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You expect me to account for opinions which you choose to call mine, but which I have never acknowledged.

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Books--oh! no. I am sure we never read the same, or not with the samefeelings.""I am sorry you think so; but if that be the case, there can at least beno want of subject. We may compare our different opinions.

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Heaven forbid! -- That would be the greatest misfortune of all! -- To find a man agreeable whom one is determined to hate! -- Do not wish me such an evil.

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