Mr. Knightley: It is better to be without wits than apply them as you do, Emma.
Emma: There! Don't you see how you add force to my argument: men don't like girls who argue.
Mr. Knightley: [of Mr. Elton] That man is so full of himself it's a wonder he can stay on that horse.
Mr. Knightley: [about Mr. Elton] That man is so full of himself, I'm surprised that he can stay on that horse.
Emma: I'm going to ask Mr. Knightley to teach me Chinese. Do you think Jane could read Chinese?
Miss Bates: Oh, I'm sure, I'm sure she could. I thought it was backwards. I'm sure Jane is equal to anything.
Emma: But I would have thought that now you have been exposed to some very good specimens of well-bred, well-educated men at Hartfield, you would be struck by how unfavourable a companion your Robert Martin presents.
Emma: Let's cheer ourselves up. Let us think of superior men. There are plenty of more suitable suitors around.
Harriet Smith: Oh Miss Woodhouse, what shall I do? How should I ever behave towards him?
Emma: Oh, do not worry, Harriet. I will be your guide. You will be married by the New Year!