Love is a powerful emotion that has transcended through time and inspired some of our greatest writers. Jane Austen was one such figure, whose timeless works capture the beauty of love with poignancy and charm. From classic lines to romantic declarations – her words will ignite your heart and stir your soul in pursuit of true romance! In this blog post, we have collected 50 of her best quotes on love: these profound observations offer insight into what it means to truly cherish another person, making them essential reading for any admirer of Austen’s work or lover searching for heartfelt inspiration.

Jane Austen Quotes on Love

From Pride & Prejudice to Emma and Sense & Sensibility, her novels—which are written with sparkling wit, intelligence, and romance—are full of timeless wisdom about matters of the heart. Here, we bring together our favorite quotes that explore everything related to love

  • There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.― Jane Austen
  • A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.― Jane Austen
  • To love is to burn, to be on fire. ― Jane Austen
  • In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.― Jane Austen
  • My heart is, and always will be, yours. ― Jane Austen
  • The very first moment I beheld him, my heart was irrevocably gone.― Jane Austen
  • You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope…I have loved none but you.― Jane Austen
  • The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much! ― Jane Austen 
  • It is not time or opportunity that is to determine intimacy; it is disposition alone. Seven years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted with each other, and seven days are more than enough for others.― Jane Austen 
  • In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you. ― Jane Austen 
  • When I fall in love, it will be forever.― Jane Austen
  • I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look, or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.― Jane Austen
  • If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.― Jane Austen
  • She was one of those, who, having, once begun, would be always in love. ― Jane Austen
  • I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach. You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone forever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own… I have loved none but you. ― Jane Austen
  • There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart. ― Jane Austen
  • Perhaps it is our imperfections that make us so perfect for one another. ― Jane Austen
  • Yes, I found myself, by insensible degrees, sincerely fond of her; and the happiest hours of my life were what I spent with her. ― Jane Austen

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Jane Austen Quotes about Love

Here are more insightful love quotes from Jane Austen so that you may gain a new perspective on what it means to experience true love!

  • There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of merit or sense. ― Jane Austen
  • The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much! ― Jane Austen
  • Friendship is really the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love. ― Jane Austen
  • A young woman in love always looks like Patience on a monument Smiling at Grief. ― Jane Austen
  • A man does not recover from such devotion of the heart to such a woman! He ought not; he does not. ― Jane Austen
  • She was feeling, thinking, trembling about everything; agitated, happy, miserable, infinitely obliged, absolutely angry. ― Jane Austen
  • I’ve come here with no expectations, only to profess, now that I am at liberty to do so, that my heart is, and always will be, yours. ― Jane Austen
  • Her heart did whisper that he had done it for her. But it was a hope shortly checked by other considerations, and she soon felt that even her vanity was insufficient, when required to depend on his affection for her—for a woman who had already refused him. ― Jane Austen
  • There are as many forms of love as there are moments in time. ― Jane Austen
  • I have no notion of loving people by halves. ― Jane Austen
  • If I could but know his heart, everything would become easy. ― Jane Austen
  • We are all fools in love. ― Jane Austen
  • Next to being married, a girl likes to be crossed in love a little now and then. ― Jane Austen
  • To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love. ― Jane Austen
  • She began now to comprehend that he was exactly the man who, in disposition and talents, would most suit her. His understanding and temper, though unlike her own, would have answered all her wishes. It was a union that must have been to the advantage of both: by her ease and liveliness, his mind might have been softened, his manners improved; and from his judgment, information, and knowledge of the world, she must have received benefit of greater importance. ― Jane Austen
  • Is not general incivility the very essence of love? ― Jane Austen

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Final Thoughts

Jane Austen was way ahead of her time in terms of understanding the intricacies of love. While some of her passages are humorous and witty, others can bring you to tears. Her words have the power to calm your heart and provide a balm for the soul. Whether you’re looking for a sentimental thought to share with your beloved or consolation in heartache, these 35 best love quotes by Jane Austen will show you just what matters when it comes to matters of the heart.