Most Highlighted Passages of All Time

Amazon has a list of what people are highlighting on their Kindles. A lot of it is passages from the Hunger Games, but our Jane has a few highly ranked quotes.

#3 It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. (P&P) Highlighted by 8836 Kindle users

#8 Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us." (P&P) Highlighted by 8005 Kindle users

#48 Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance. If the dispositions of the parties are ever so well known to each other or ever so similar beforehand, it does not advance their felicity in the least. They always continue to grow sufficiently unlike afterwards to have their share of vexation; and it is better to know as little as possible of the defects of the person with whom you are to pass your life." (P&P) Highlighted by 3859 Kindle users

#63 "In vain I have 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." (P&P) Highlighted by 3623 Kindle users

#78 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. (P&P) Highlighted by 3234 Kindle users

#131 "You mistake me, my dear. I have a high respect for your nerves. They are my old friends. I have heard you mention them with consideration these last twenty years at least." (P&P) Highlighted by 2525 Kindle users

#232 You must learn some of my philosophy. Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure." (P&P) Highlighted by 1773 Kindle users

#683 chaise and four to see the place, and was so much delighted with it, that he agreed with Mr. Morris immediately; that he is to take possession before Michaelmas,(P&P) Highlighted by 1008 Kindle users

#699 over-scrupulous, surely. I dare say Mr. Bingley will be very glad to see you; and I will send a few lines by you to assure him of my hearty consent to his marrying whichever he chooses of the girls; though I must throw in a good word for my little Lizzy." (P&P) Highlighted by 994 Kindle users

#945 Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love. (NA) Highlighted by 831 Kindle users

#1166 "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 for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight years and a half ago. Dare not say that man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you. (Persuasion) Highlighted by 727 Kindle users

#1213 panegyric, of compliment to yourself--and yet what is there so very laudable in a precipitance (P&P) Highlighted by 705 Kindle users

#1261 A woman especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can. (NA) Highlighted by 690 Kindle users

#1268 The real evils, indeed, of Emma's situation were the power of having rather too much her own way, and a disposition to think a little too well of herself; (Emma) Highlighted by 686 Kindle users

#1430 There are people, who the more you do for them, the less they will do for themselves.(Emma) Highlighted by 646 Kindle users

#1487 "The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid. (NA) Highlighted by 634 Kindle users

#1530 Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her. (Emma) Highlighted by 622 Kindle users

#1553"I lay it down as a general rule, Harriet, that if a woman doubts as to whether she should accept a man or not, she certainly ought to refuse him. If she can hesitate as to 'Yes,' she ought to say 'No' directly. It is not a state to be safely entered into with doubtful feelings, with half a heart. (Emma) Highlighted by 618 Kindle users

#1804 "That is the case with us all, papa. One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other." (Emma) Highlighted by 565 Kindle users

#1917 She felt that she could so much more depend upon the sincerity of those who sometimes looked or said a careless or a hasty thing, than of those whose presence of mind never varied, whose tongue never slipped. (Persuasion) Highlighted by 546 Kindle users

I stopped looking at around #2000, there was still a lot more to the list it looks like.

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