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Quotations by author » Charlotte Bronte
English novelist, noted for Jane Eyre (1847), 1816-1855
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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.
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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
Action
Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity, or registering wrongs.
Life
Life is so constructed, that the event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation
EventsExpectationLife
Look twice before you leap.
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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
MemoryYouth
Men judge us by the success of our efforts. God looks at the efforts themselves.
Judgement
One does not jump, and spring, and shout hurrah! at hearing one has got a fortune, one begins to consider responsibilities, and to ponder business; on a base of steady satisfaction rise certain grave cares, and we contain ourselves, and brood over our bliss with a solemn brow.
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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 there, firm as weeds among stones.'
EducationPrejudiceTolerance
Reader, I married him.
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Reason sits firm and holds the reins, and she will not let the feelings burst away and hurry her to wild chasms. The passions may rage furiously, like true heathens, as they are; and the desires may imagine all sorts of vain things: but judgment shall still have the last word in every argument, and the casting vote in every decision.
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So much has religion done for me; turning the original materials to the best account; pruning and training nature. But she could not eradicate nature: nor will it be eradicated 'till this mortal shall put on immortality.
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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.
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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
Heart
The soul, fortunately, has an interpreter -- often an unconscious, but still a truthful interpreter -- in the eye.
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There is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not mad.
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True enthusiasm is a fine feeling whose flash I admire where-ever I see it.
Enthusiasm
Who has words at the right moment?
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You -- poor and obscure, and small and plain as you are -- I entreat to accept me as a husband.
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