Charlotte Brontë

British Novelist

Lived from: 1816-1855

Quotes: Charlotte Brontë

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    A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.
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    Adversity is a good school.
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    Beauty is in the eye of the gazer.
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    Better to be without logic than without feeling.
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    Better to try all things and find all empty, than to try nothing and leave your life a blank.
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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. Self-righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last.
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    Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last. To pluck the mask from the face of the Pharisee is not to lift an impious hand to the Crown of Thorns.
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    Crying does not indicate that you are weak. Since birth, it has always been a sign that you are alive.
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    Die without me if you will. Live for me if you dare.
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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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    God did not give me my life to throw away.

    Source: Jane Eyre (1847) ch. 35

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    Happiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness; it has no taste.
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    I am neither a man nor a woman but an author.
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