Jane Austen quote about speech from Pride and Prejudice - I would not wish to be hasty in censuring anyone; but I always speak what I think.
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I would not wish to be hasty in censuring anyone; but I always speak what I think.
 Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice (28 January 1813). copy citation

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Author Jane Austen
Source Pride and Prejudice
Topic speech sincerity
Date 28 January 1813
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1342/1342-h/1342-h.htm

Context

“you are a great deal too apt, you know, to like people in general. You never see a fault in anybody. All the world are good and agreeable in your eyes. I never heard you speak ill of a human being in your life."
"I would not wish to be hasty in censuring anyone; but I always speak what I think."
"I know you do; and it is that which makes the wonder. With your good sense, to be so honestly blind to the follies and nonsense of others! Affectation of candour is common enough—one meets with it everywhere.” source

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