Jane Austen quote about friendship from Emma - Business . . . may bring money, but friendship hardly ever does.
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Business . . . may bring money, but friendship hardly ever does.
 Jane Austen, Emma (1815). copy citation

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Author Jane Austen
Source Emma
Topic friendship business money
Date 1815
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/158/158-h/158-h.htm

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“Letters are no matter of indifference; they are generally a very positive curse.»
«You are speaking of letters of business; mine are letters of friendship.»
«I have often thought them the worst of the two,» replied he coolly. «Business, you know, may bring money, but friendship hardly ever does.»
«Ah! you are not serious now. I know Mr. John Knightley too well—I am very sure he understands the value of friendship as well as any body. I can easily believe that letters are very little to you, much less than to me, but it is not your being ten years older than myself which makes the difference, it is not age, but situation.” source

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