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Each of her 6 completed books is on the list twice.
1. “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” Pride & Prejudice
2. “You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope…I have loved none but you.” Persuasion
3. “I cannot make speeches…If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more. But you know what I am. You hear nothing but truth from me. I have blamed you, and lectured you, and you have borne it as no other woman in England would have borne it.” Emma
4. “I am the happiest creature in the world. Perhaps other people have said so before, but not one with such justice. I am happier even than Jane; she only smiles, I laugh.” Pride & Prejudice
5. “Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.” Mansfield Park
6. “Always resignation and acceptance. Always prudence and honour and duty. Elinor, where is your heart?” Sense & Sensibility
7. “Men of sense, whatever you may choose to say, do not want silly wives.” Emma
8. “Miss Morland, no one can think more highly of the understanding of women than I do. In my opinion, nature has given them so much, that they never find it necessary to use more than half.” Northanger Abbey
9. “Let us never underestimate the power of a well-written letter.” Persuasion
10. “I will be calm. I will be mistress of myself.” Sense & Sensibility
11. “Is there not something wanted, Miss Price, in our language – a something between compliments and – and love – to suit the sort of friendly acquaintance we have had together?” Mansfield Park
12. “Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has been in their hands. I will not allow books to prove anything.” Northanger Abbey
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