Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775, and her wise words still ring true today.
“Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.” Pride and Prejudice
“You must be the best judge of your own happiness.” Emma
“Selfishness must always be forgiven, you know, because there is no hope of a cure.” Mansfield Park
“It isn’t what we say or think that defines us, but what we do.” Sense and Sensibility