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Charlotte Bronte Quotes


A British novelist, the eldest of the three famous Brontë sisters whose novels have become standards of English literature. Charlotte Brontë, who used the pen name Currer Bell, is best known for Jane Eyre, one of the most famous English novels.
(1816 - 1855)

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A memory without blot or contamination must be an exquisite treasure, an inexhaustible source of pure refreshment.
[Memory]
 

A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.
 

Better to be without logic than without feeling.
[Decisions]
 

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.
 

Consistency, madam, is the first of Christian duties.
 

Conventionality is not morality.
 

Give him enough rope and he will hang himself.
 

Happiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness; it has no taste.
[Happiness]
 

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

I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will.
 

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

I feel monotony and death to be almost the same.
 

I have an inward treasure born within me, which can keep me alive if all the extraneous delights should be withheld; or offered only at a price I cannot afford.
[Adversity]
 

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

I'm just going to write because I cannot help it.
 

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.
 

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

If you are cast in a different mould to the majority, it is no merit of yours: Nature did it.
 

Indisputably a great, good, handsome man is the first of created things.
[Man]
 

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