Everyone needs a good piece of advice every once in a while, and what better place to look for it than in a book? Here are 12 of the best pieces of advice found in the works of Jane Austen.

 

1. “Indulge your imagination in every possible flight.”

Pride and Prejudice

Don’t rein yourself in. Let your imagination run wild!

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2. “Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.”

Northanger Abbey

Your friends are the balm.

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3. “If things are going untowardly one month, they are sure to mend the next.”

Emma

Next month is sure to be much more toward than this one.

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4. “One cannot have too large a party.” 

Emma

The Fire Marshall might disagree, but just tell him Jane Austen told you it was fine.

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5. “If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad.” 

Northanger Abbey

Go out there and find yourself one awesome adventure!

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6. “Run mad as often as you choose, but do not faint.”

Love and Friendship

Surely, wiser words have never been written.

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7. “A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.” 

Mansfield Park

Who says money can’t buy you happiness? Not Austen, apparently.

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8. “There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.”

Emma

Preferably with a good book for company.

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9. “To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.” 

Mansfield Park

Verdure is the best cure for a bad day.

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10. “Silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way.”

Emma

Good advice that doubles as a great comeback if anyone ever calls you silly.

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11. “Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.”

Pride and Prejudice

Don’t dwell on the negative, it’ll only bring you down.

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12. “Angry people are not always wise.”

Pride and Prejudice

Don’t get mad, get married.

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So, there you have it, straight from Jane Austen herself. Don’t let this succession of busy nothings bring you down. Don’t dwell on the past, go out and have adventures! Gaze upon the verdure, throw a party, don’t let anyone call you silly, and most importantly, don’t faint.

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