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Quotations by author » Charlotte Bronte
English novelist, noted for Jane Eyre (1847), 1816-1855
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A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.
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Be a governess! Better be a slave at once!
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Better to be without logic than without feeling.
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But this I know; the writer who possesses the creative gift owns something of which he is not always master / something that at times strangely wills and works for itself. If the result be attractive, the World will praise you, who little deserve praise; if it be repulsive, the same World will blame you, who almost as little deserve blame.
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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.
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Consistency, madam, is the first of Christian duties.
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Conventionality is not morality.
Conventionality
Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last.
Conventionality
Ever after that I knew what I was for him; and what I might be for the rest of the world, I ceased painfully to care.
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Feeling without judgment is a washy draught indeed; but judgment untempered by feeling is too bitter and husky a morsel for human deglutition
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Fortune is proverbially called changeful, yet her caprice often takes the form of repeating again and again a similar stroke of luck in the same quarter.
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Give him enough rope and he will hang himself.
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Good-night, Dr. John; you are good, you are beautiful; but you are not mine. Good-night, and God bless you!
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I am always easy of belief when the creed pleases me.
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I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will . . .
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I don't call you handsome, sir, though I love you most dearly: far too dearly to flatter you. Don't flatter me.
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I feel monotony and death to be almost the same
Death and dying
I try to avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.
Trying
I'm just going to write because I cannot help it.
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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.
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