Wednesday marks the 245th birthday of Jane Austen, the celebrated 18th century English novelist renowned for her works like "Pride and Prejudice," "Sense and Sensibility," "Mansfield Park" and "Emma."

Austen was born on Dec. 16, 1775, in England. Her novels became the epitome of the 18th century feminist movement, and her explorations of relationships between women, their marriages and economic security have made her stand apart from other novelists of her time.

Here are a few of her quotes from Brainy Quote:

1. “My idea of good company is the company of clever, well-informed people who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company.”

2. “Give a girl an education and introduce her properly to the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without further expense to anybody.”

3. “The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love.”

4. “Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised, or a little mistaken.”

5. “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.”

6. “Woman is fine for her own satisfaction alone. No man will admire her the more, no woman will like her the better for it. Neatness and fashion are enough for the former, and a something of shabbiness or impropriety will be most endearing to the latter.”

7. “A single woman with a very narrow income must be a ridiculous, disagreeable old maid - the proper sport of boys and girls; but a single woman of good fortune is always respectable, and may be as sensible and pleasant as anybody else.”

8. “Next to being married, a girl likes to be crossed in love a little now and then.”

9. “Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has been in their hands. I will not allow books to prove anything.”

10. “Human nature is so well disposed towards those who are in interesting situations, that a young person, who either marries or dies, is sure of being kindly spoken of.”

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A painting depicts Jane Austen. Reuters