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Emily Bronte Quotes


An English novelist and poet, best remembered for her solitary novel, Wuthering Heights, now considered a classic of English literature.
(1818 - 1848)

A good heart will help you to a bonny face, my lad ... and a bad one will turn the bonniest into something worse than ugly.
[Positive]
 

A person who has not done one half his day's work by ten o' clock, runs a chance of leaving the other half undone.
 

Any relic of the dead is precious, if they were valued living.
 

Having leveled my palace, don't erect a hovel and complacently admire your own charity in giving me that for a home.
 

Honest people don't hide their deeds.
 

I am now quite cured of seeking pleasure in society, be it country or town. A sensible man ought to find sufficient company in himself.
 

I cannot express it: but surely you and everybody have a notion that there is, or should be, an existence of yours beyond you.
 

I see heaven's glories shine and faith shines equal.
 

I'll walk where my own nature would be leading; it vexes me to choose another guide.
 

I've dreamt in my life dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas: they've gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the color of my mind.
[Visualization]
 

If I could I would always work in silence and obscurity, and let my efforts be known by their results.
[Work]
 

Love is like the wild rose-briar; Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly?
[Friendship]
 

Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves.
[Sad]
 

Terror made me cruel.
 

The tyrant grinds down his slaves and they don't turn against him, they crush those beneath them.
[Against]
 

Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.
[Love]
 

Worthless as wither'd weeds.