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Charlotte Bronte Quotes


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Let your performance do the thinking.
[Performance]
 

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

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

Look twice before you leap.
 

Memory in youth is active and easily impressible; in old age it is comparatively callous to new impressions, but still retains vividly those of earlier years.
[Active]
 

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

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.
[Prejudice]
 

Something of vengeance I had tasted for the first time; as aromatic wine it seemed, on swallowing, warm and racy; its after-flavor, metallic and corroding, gave me a sensation as if I had been poisoned.
[Forgiveness]
 

The human heart has hidden treasures, In secret kept, in silence sealed; The thoughts, the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures, Whose charms were broken if revealed.
 

The soul, fortunately, has an interpreter - often an unconscious, but still a truthful interpreter - in the eye.
 

There are not unfrequently substantial reasons underneath for customs that appear to us absurd.
 

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

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

Who has words at the right moment?
 

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.
 

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


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