Jane Austen quote about education from Pride and Prejudice - There is, I believe, in every disposition a tendency to some particular evil—a natural defect, which not even the best education can overcome.
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There is, I believe, in every disposition a tendency to some particular evil—a natural defect, which not even the best education can overcome.
 Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice (28 January 1813). copy citation

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Author Jane Austen
Source Pride and Prejudice
Topic education character defects
Date 28 January 1813
Language English
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Context

“My good opinion once lost, is lost forever."
"That is a failing indeed!" cried Elizabeth. "Implacable resentment is a shade in a character. But you have chosen your fault well. I really cannot laugh at it. You are safe from me."
"There is, I believe, in every disposition a tendency to some particular evil—a natural defect, which not even the best education can overcome."
"And your defect is to hate everybody."
"And yours," he replied with a smile, "is willfully to misunderstand them."
"Do let us have a little music," cried Miss Bingley, tired of a conversation in which she had no share.” source

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