12 Life lessons I learnt from Jane Austen

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21st Century Life Lessons from Jane Austen.

21st Century Life Lessons from Jane Austen.

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  • I love all of these! They've inspired me to pick up one of the Jane Austen books I have not yet read soon. I especially like the 12th one about disappointments and turning to other ways to be happy and trying again. I am a recent graduate and am searching for a job, which can be discouraging at times but this reminds me that eventually I will find a career that I am happy with as long as I continue to try and not get too discouraged.
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  • 2. No Decision Making While Angry “Angry people are not always wise.” ― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
  • 3. Create A Strong Network “There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.” ― Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey
  • 4. Don’t Allow Others To Scare You “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.” ― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
  • 5. “Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. 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.” ― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice Celebrate Your Success But Don’t Be Vain
  • 6. Keep Intelligent Company “My idea of good company...is the company of clever, well- informed people, who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company.' 'You are mistaken,' said he gently, 'that is not good company, that is the best.” ― Jane Austen, Persuasion
  • 7. Act On Your Beliefs “It isn't what we say or think that defines us, but what we do.” ― Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility
  • 8. Be Aware Of Your Prejudices “How quick come the reasons for approving what we like.” ― Jane Austen, Persuasion
  • 9. Don’t Accept Anything Less Than The Best “I always deserve the best treatment because I never put up with any other.” ― Jane Austen, Emma
  • 10. Love Yourself – Make Your Happiness Your Priority “I am only resolved to act in that manner, which will, in my own opinion, constitute my happiness, without reference to you, or to any person so wholly unconnected with me.” ― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
  • 11. Don’t Allow Your Past Hurts To Ruin Your Present “You must learn some of my philosophy. Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.” ― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
  • 12. There Is Always A Second Chance “There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better: we find comfort somewhere.” ― Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
  • 13. Pursuing Your Passion Makes You Tireless “Nothing ever fatigues me, but doing what I do not like.” ― Jane Austen