Elinor Dashwood - Sense and Sensibility
"You do not suppose that I have ever felt much.—For four months, Marianne, I have had all this hanging on my mind, without being at liberty to speak of it to a single creature; knowing that it would make you and my mother most unhappy whenever it were explained to you, yet unable to prepare you for it in the least." ~Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen, chapter 37
I think this quote represents the personality of Elinor, in my opinion she is very admired by the fans because of her good sense. She's one of my favorite heroines of Jane Austen, and I see the adaptations of sense and sensibility my heart gets tight. She's a very strong woman.