Sense and Sensibility Quotes.

1. "It isn't what we say or think that defines us, but what we do."
- Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

2. "If I could but know his heart, everything would become easy."
- Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

3. "Know your own happiness. You want nothing but patience- or give it a more fascinating name, call it hope."
- Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

4. "I wish, as well as everybody else, to be perfectly happy; but, like everybody else, it must be in my own way."
- Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

5. "It is not everyone,' said Elinor, 'who has your passion for dead leaves."
- Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

6. "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."
- Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

7. "I never wish to offend, but I am so foolishly shy, that I often seem negligent, when I am only kept back by my natural awkwardness. [...] Shyness is only the effect of a sense of inferiority in some way or other. If I could persuade myself that my manners were perfectly easy and graceful, I should not be shy."
- Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

8. "I come here with no expectations, only to profess, now that I am at liberty to do so, that my heart is and always will be...yours."
- Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

9. "I will be calm. I will be mistress of myself."
- Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

10. "Elinor agreed to it all, for she did not think he deserved the compliment of rational opposition."
- Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

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