Jane Austen is the author of famous books like Pride and Prejudice, Emma and Sense and Sensibility. The English novelist sculpted characters who were non-conformists to the norms of the society much like her. When other women of her age would get married and settle down, Austen decided to pursue her passion. Her readers must be thankful that she opted out of the mediocre life of handling household chores. But did you know that she almost gave in to the temptation of the stability that marriage had to offer. It was just weeks before Jane turned 27 that their family friend Harris Bigg-Wither proposed her. Though Harris was younger to her and had an awkward demeanor, Austen agreed. She saw the marriage as a convenient means of helping her parents and her choice was also weighed down by the fact that the Withers were longtime acquaintances. However, better sense prevailed and she made up her mind that marriage was not her cup of tea. Commenting on marriage, in a letter to her niece Austen wrote, "nothing can be compared to the misery of being bound without Love."
Here is a collection of inspirational quotes by the famous English writer, Jane Austen.