Charlotte Bronte

(Charlotte Brontë)

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Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last. Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest
I avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.
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. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
The legend went, unconfirmed and unaccredited, but still propagated. Media, Journalism & The Press
To you I am neither man nor woman. I come before you as an author only. It is the sole standard by which you have a right to judge me—the sole ground on which I accept your judgment. Equality & Equal Opportunity
A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.
Better to be without logic than without feeling.
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.
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. Independence
I don't call you handsome, sir, though I love you most dearly: far too dearly to flatter you. Don't flatter me. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I feel monotony and death to be almost the same. Death
I try to avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.
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. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Friendship
If you are cast in a different mould to the majority, it is no merit of yours: Nature did it. Nature
I'm just going to write because I cannot help it.
It is in 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.
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.
Let your performance do the thinking.
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. Life
Look twice before you leap.
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.
Men judge us by the success of our efforts. God looks at the efforts themselves. Religion & God ;Success
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 firm there, firm as weeds among stones. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
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. Hope
The soul, fortunately, has an interpreter - often an unconscious, but still a truthful interpreter - in the eye.
There is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not mad.
True enthusiasm is a fine feeling whose flash I admire where-ever I see it.
Who has words at the right moment?
You had no right to be born; for you make no use of life. Instead of living for, in, and with yourself, as a reasonable being ought, you seek only to fasten your feebleness on some other person's strength. Life