Jane Austen quote about vanity from Pride and Prejudice - It is very often nothing but our own vanity that deceives us.
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It is very often nothing but our own vanity that deceives us.
 Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice (28 January 1813). copy citation

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Author Jane Austen
Source Pride and Prejudice
Topic vanity deceiving
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

“I cannot misunderstand you, but I entreat you, dear Lizzy, not to pain me by thinking that person to blame, and saying your opinion of him is sunk. We must not be so ready to fancy ourselves intentionally injured. We must not expect a lively young man to be always so guarded and circumspect. It is very often nothing but our own vanity that deceives us. Women fancy admiration means more than it does."
"And men take care that they should."
"If it is designedly done, they cannot be justified; but I have no idea of there being so much design in the world as some persons imagine."” source

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