Jane Austen quote about appearance from Pride and Prejudice - Nothing is more deceitful . . . than the appearance of humility.
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Nothing is more deceitful . . . than the appearance of humility.
 Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice (28 January 1813). copy citation

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


“"My ideas flow so rapidly that I have not time to express them—by which means my letters sometimes convey no ideas at all to my correspondents."
"Your humility, Mr. Bingley," said Elizabeth, "must disarm reproof."
"Nothing is more deceitful," said Darcy, "than the appearance of humility. It is often only carelessness of opinion, and sometimes an indirect boast."
"And which of the two do you call my little recent piece of modesty?"
"The indirect boast; for you are really proud of your defects in writing, because you consider them as proceeding from a rapidity of thought and carelessness of execution, which, if not estimable, you think at least highly interesting.” source

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