Citati iz knjige „Emma“ autora Jane Austen

Sorrow came – a gentle sorrow – but not at all in the shape of any disagreeable consciousness. – Miss Taylor married


been so much more sober: but a sanguine temper, though for ever expecting more good than occurs, does not always pay for its hopes by any proportionate depression
It was adventuring too far, assuming too much, making light of what ought to be serious, a trick of what ought to be simple.
He was a nervous man, easily depressed; fond of every body that he was used to, and
A large debt of gratitude
one to whom she could speak every thought as it arose
but the intercourse of the last seven years, the equal footing
She recalled her past kindness – the kindness, the affection of sixteen years
Her father composed himself to sleep after dinner, as usual,
and her place had been supplied by an excellent woman as governess, who had fallen little short of a mother in affection.
Emma never thinks of herself, if she can do good to others
“I promise you to make none for myself, papa; but I must, indeed, for other people. It is the greatest amusement in the world! And after such success, you know!
And have you never known the pleasure and triumph of a lucky guess? – I pity you. – I thought you cleverer – for, depend upon it a lucky guess is never merely luck. There is always some talent in it.
He was a nervous man, easily depressed; fond of every body that he was used to, and hating to part with them; hating change of every kind. Matrimony, as the origin of change, was always disagreeable
Emma doing just what she liked; highly esteeming Miss Taylor’s judgment, but directed chiefly by her own

Emma's discretion

Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her.

Emma's character

Your time has been properly and delicately spent, if you have been endeavouring for the last four years to bring about this marriage.
which threatened alloy to her many enjoyments
Mr. Knightley, “whoever may have had the charge of her, it does not
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