The Annotated Pride and Prejudice: A Revised and Expanded Edition - Jane Austen, David M. Shapard "Pride is a very common failing I believe... human nature is particularly prone to it, and there are very few of us who do not cherish a feeling of self-complacency on the score of some quality or other, real or imaginary. 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." [p36]I was spurred on to find out how many times certain words were used in the text:297 Sister213 Good179 Dear152 Family122 Love74 Happiness71 Character67 Marriage53 Fortune / Misfortune49 Pride46 Handsome36 Amiable36 Sensible30 Kindness21 Dancing19 Superior18 Vanity8 PrejudiceThe Prospective Husbands418 Darcy311 Bingley194 Wickham