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Charlotte Bronte Quotes

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Charlotte Bronte
April 21, 1816 - March 31, 1855
Nationality: British
Category: Novelist
Subcategory: British Novelist

Cheerfulness, it would appear, is a matter which depends fully as much on the state of things within, as on the state of things without and around us.


If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own.

    Topics: Friendship

I try to avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.


If all the world hated you, and believed you wicked, while your own conscience approved you, and absolved you from guilt, you would not be without friends.


It is vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility; they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.


A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.


There is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not mad.


Life is so constructed, that the event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation.


Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity, or registering wrongs.


True enthusiasm is a fine feeling whose flash I admire where-ever I see it.


I am always easy of belief when the creed pleases me.


Men judge us by the success of our efforts. God looks at the efforts themselves.


It is in vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility: they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.


Consistency, madam, is the first of Christian duties.


You know full well as I do the value of sisters' affections: There is nothing like it in this world.


Look twice before you leap.


I don't call you handsome, sir, though I love you most dearly: far too dearly to flatter you. Don't flatter me.


Better to be without logic than without feeling.


Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education; they grow firm there, firm as weeds among stones.


You had no right to be born; for you make no use of life. Instead of living for, in, and with yourself, as a reasonable being ought, you seek only to fasten your feebleness on some other person's strength.


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