Pride and Prejudice Quotes about Marriage

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.

I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine.

A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.

She is tolerable, but not handsome enough to tempt me.

An unhappy alternative is before you, Elizabeth. From this day you must be a stranger to one of your parents. Your mother will never see you again if you do not marry Mr. Collins, and I will never see you again if you do.

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 I had begun.

A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.

You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.

Elizabeth, will you marry me?

If, however, your feelings have changed, I will have to tell you, you have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on.

In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.

I did not know before that I had two daughters on the brink of matrimony.

You mistake me, my dear. I have a high respect for your nerves. They are the only things I have any respect for.

What is right to be done cannot be done too soon.

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.

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

One cannot wonder that so very fine a young man, with family, fortune, everything in his favour, should think highly of himself. If I may so express it, he has a right to be proud.

I am not romantic, you know; I never was. I ask only a comfortable home; and considering Mr. Collins’s character, connection, and situation in life, I am convinced that my chance of happiness with him is as fair as most people can boast on entering the marriage state.

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

I did not know that people could love each other so much without being married, I’m so happy.

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.

I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve.

Nobody can tell what I suffer! But it is always so. Those who do not complain are never pitied.

I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.

There are few people whom I really love, and still are fewer of whom I think well.

Nobody minds having what is too good for them.

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

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

The more I see of the world, the more I am dissatisfied with it.

Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously.

He might have talked to me more when we met again after they went away; but I cannot expect even him to be so communicative.

I do not know whether I ever before mentioned to you my feelings on this subject; but I will not leave the country without confiding them.

There are very few of us who have heart enough to be really in love without encouragement.

It is difficult, indeed — it is distressing.

Who could be surprised that such an affectionate, warm-hearted woman should favour union?

Do you prefer reading to cards?

To find a man agreeable whom one is resolved to hate! Do not wish me such an evil.

There is something so amiable in the prejudices of a young mind that one is sorry to see them give way to the reception of more general opinions.

There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.

We are all fools in love.

I am the happiest creature in the world. Perhaps other people have said so before, but not one with such justice.

It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage. A man always imagines a woman to be ready for anybody who asks her.

I must confess that I think her as delightful a creature as ever appeared in print, and how I shall be able to tolerate those who do not like her at least, I do not know.

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