With Maturity Comes Despair

“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.”

*Jane Austen


The Hidden Pain

“I cannot think well of a man who sports with any woman’s feelings and there may often be a great deal more suffered than a stander-by can judge of.”

**Jane Austen

Especially On A Bad Day

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

**Jane Austen