Jane Austen quote about happiness from Sense and Sensibility - I wish as well as every body else to be perfectly happy; but, like every body else it must be in my own way.
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I wish as well as every body else to be perfectly happy; but, like every body else it must be in my own way.
 Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility (1811). copy citation

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Author Jane Austen
Source Sense and Sensibility
Topic happiness way self
Date 1811
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/21839/21839-h/21839-h.htm

Context

“I have no wish to be distinguished; and have every reason to hope I never shall. Thank heaven! I cannot be forced into genius and eloquence."
"You have no ambition, I well know. Your wishes are all moderate." [80]
"As moderate as those of the rest of the world, I believe. I wish as well as every body else to be perfectly happy; but, like every body else it must be in my own way. Greatness will not make me so."
"Strange that it would!" cried Marianne. "What have wealth or grandeur to do with happiness?"
"Grandeur has but little," said Elinor, "but wealth has much to do with it."” source

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