Jane Austen quote about pride from Pride and Prejudice - I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine.
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I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine.
 Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice (28 January 1813). copy citation

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Author Jane Austen
Source Pride and Prejudice
Topic pride forgiveness hurting
Date 28 January 1813
Language English
Reference ISBN 9780674049161
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1342/1342-h/1342-h.htm

Context

“"His pride," said Miss Lucas, "does not offend me so much as pride often does, because there is an excuse for it. 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."
"That is very true," replied Elizabeth, "and I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine."
"Pride," observed Mary, who piqued herself upon the solidity of her reflections, "is a very common failing, I believe. By all that I have ever read, I am convinced that it is very common indeed; that human nature is particularly prone to it, and that there are very few of us who do not cherish a feeling of self-complacency on the score of some quality or other, real or imaginary.” source

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