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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.
There are few people whom I truly love, and still fewer of whom I think well.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
I sometimes amuse myself with suggesting and arranging such little elegant compliments as may be adapted to ordinary occasions.
Mr. Bennet was so odd a mixture of quick parts, sarcastic humour, reserve, and caprice, that the experience of three and twenty years had been insufficient to make his wife understand his character.
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 either merit or sense.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.
"Du må treffe et sørgelig valg, Elizabeth.
Fra denne dag av må du være som en fremmed for den ene av dine foreldre. Din mor vil ikke se deg hvis du ikke gifter deg med Mr. Collins, og jeg vil ikke se deg hvis du gjør det."
Elizabeth kunne ikke la være å smile over en slik begynnelse på en setning, og en slik avslutning.