110+ Charlotte Bronte Quotes On Writing, Friendship And Crying
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- Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity, or registering wrongs.
- The idea of seeing the sea - of being near it - watching its changes by sunrise, sunset, moonlight, and noonday - in calm, perhaps in storm - fills and satisfies my mind.
- A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.
- 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.
- I knew you would do me good in some way, at some time--I saw it in your eyes when I first beheld you.
- Crying does not indicate that you are weak. Since birth, it has always been a sign that you are alive.
- There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort.
- Whatever my powers--feminine or the contrary--God had given them, and I felt resolute to be ashamed of no faculty of his bestowal.
- Oh madam, when you put bread and cheese, instead of burnt porridge, into these children's mouths, you may indeed feed their vile bodies, but you little think how you starve their immortal souls!
- Good-night, my-" He stopped, bit his lip, and abruptly left me.
Charlotte Bronte Short Quotes
- Look twice before you leap.
- I am not an angel," I asserted; "and I will not be one till I die: I will be myself.
- Conventionality is not morality.
- What you want to ignite in others must first burn inside yourself.
- The shadows are as important as the light.
- Oh! that gentleness! how far more potent is it than force!
- But what is so headstrong as youth? What so blind as inexperience?
- Men judge us by the success of our efforts. God looks at the efforts themselves.
- Men, in general, are a sort of scum, very different to anything of which you have an idea.
- You are afraid of me, because I talk like a sphinx.
Charlotte Bronte Quotes On Love
I am not an angel,' I asserted; 'and I will not be one till I die: I will be myself. Mr. Rochester, you must neither expect nor exact anything celestial of me - for you will not get it, any more than I shall get it of you: which I do not at all anticipate. — Charlotte Bronte
If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own. — Charlotte Bronte
Every atom of your flesh is as dear to me as my own: in pain and sickness it would still be dear. — Charlotte Bronte
I have not broken your heart - you have broken it; and in breaking it, you have broken mine. — Charlotte Bronte
I would always rather be happy than dignified. — Charlotte Bronte
My sister Emily loved the moors. Flowers brighter than the rose bloomed in the blackest of the heath for her; out of a sullen hollow in a livid hillside her mind could make an Eden. She found in the bleak solitude many and dear delights; and not the least and best-loved was – liberty. — Charlotte Bronte
Well had Solomon said,'Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith. — Charlotte Bronte
I like to see flowers growing, but when they are gathered, they cease to please. I look on them as things rootless and perishable; their likeness to life makes me sad. I never offer flowers to those I love; I never wish to receive them from hands dear to me. — Charlotte Bronte
The vehemence of emotion, stirred by grief and love within me, was claiming mastery, and struggling for full sway; and asserting a right to predominate: to overcome, to live, rise, and reign at last; yes,--and to speak. — Charlotte Bronte
I am not deceitful: if I were, I should say I loved you; but I declare I do not love you: I dislike you the worst of anybody in the world. — Charlotte Bronte
Charlotte Bronte Quotes On Life
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. — Charlotte Bronte
Remorse is the poison of life. — Charlotte Bronte
Happiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness; it has no taste. — Charlotte Bronte
Life is so constructed that an event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation. — Charlotte Bronte
But afterwards, is there nothing more for me in life - no true home - nothing to be dearer to me than myself? — Charlotte Bronte
If life be a war, it seemed my destiny to conduct it single-handed. — Charlotte Bronte
The human heart has hidden treasures, In secret kept, in silence sealed. — Charlotte Bronte
In sunshine, in prosperity, the flowers are very well; but how many wet days are there in life—November seasons of disaster, when a man's hearth and home would be cold indeed, without the clear, cheering gleam of intellect. — Charlotte Bronte
Fair as a lily, and not only the pride of life, but the desire of his eyes — Charlotte Bronte
Would you not be happier if you tried to forget her severity, together with the passionate emotions it excited? Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity, or registering wrongs. — Charlotte Bronte
Charlotte Bronte Quotes On Nature
I doubt if I have made the best use of all my calamities. Soft, amiable natures they would have refined to saintliness; of strong, evil spirits they would have made demons; as for me, I have only been a woe-struck and selfish woman. — Charlotte Bronte
We know that God is everywhere; but certainly we feel His presence most when His works are on the grandest scale spread before us; and it is in the unclouded night-sky, where His worlds wheel their silent course, that we read clearest His infinitude, His omnipotence, His omnipresence. — Charlotte Bronte
Oft a little morning rain Foretells a pleasant day. — Charlotte Bronte
I could not help it: the restlessness was in my nature; it agitated me to pain sometimes. — Charlotte Bronte
You have introduced a topic on which our natures are at variance - a topic we should never discuss: the very name of love is an apple of discord between us. If the reality were required, what should we do? How should we feel? My dear cousin, abandon your scheme of marriage - forget it. — Charlotte Bronte
Such is the imperfect nature of man! such spots are there on the disc of the clearest planet; and eyes like Miss Scatcherd's can only see those minute defects, and are blind to the full brightness of the orb. — Charlotte Bronte
I think you will learn to be natural with me, as I find it impossible to be conventional with you — Charlotte Bronte
Jane Eyre "I desired more...than was within my reach. Who blames me? Many call me discontented. I couldn't help it: the restlessness is in my nature; it agitated me to pain sometimes. — Charlotte Bronte
It is hard work to control the workings of inclination and turn the bent of nature; but that it may be done, I know from experience. God has given us, in a measure, the power to make our own fate. — Charlotte Bronte
My love has placed her little hand With noble faith in mine, And vowed that wedlock's sacred band Our nature shall entwine. My love has sworn, with sealing kiss, With me to live -- to die; I have at last my nameless bliss: As I love -- loved am I! — Charlotte Bronte
Charlotte Bronte Quotes On Heart
I knew, you would do me good, in some way, at some time;- I saw it in your eyes when I first beheld you: their expression and smile did not- (again he stopped)- did not (he proceeded hastily) strike delight to my very inmost heart so for nothing. — Charlotte Bronte
The cool peace and dewy sweetness of the night filled me with a mood of hope: not hope on any definite point, but a general sense of encouragement and heart-ease. — Charlotte Bronte
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. — Charlotte Bronte
All my heart is yours, sir: it belongs to you; and with you it would remain, were fate to exile the rest of me from your presence forever. — Charlotte Bronte
Little Jane's love would have been my best reward, without it, my heart is broken. — Charlotte Bronte
There's no use in weeping, Though we are condemned to part:There's such a thing as keepingA remembrance in one's heart... — Charlotte Bronte
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. — Charlotte Bronte
I Believe she thought I had forgotten my station; and yours, sir.' 'Station! Station!-- your station is in my heart, and on the necks of those who would insult you, now or hereafter. — Charlotte Bronte
My rest might have been blissful enough, only a sad heart broke it. — Charlotte Bronte
But solitude is sadness.' 'Yes; it is sadness. Life, however, has worse than that. Deeper than melancholy lies heart-break. — Charlotte Bronte
Charlotte Bronte Famous Quotes And Sayings
Peril, loneliness, an uncertain future, are not oppressive evils, so long as the frame is healthy and the faculties are employed; so long, especially, as Liberty lends us her wings, and Hope guides us by her star. — Charlotte Bronte
Something of vengeance I had tasted for the first time; as aromatic wine it seemed, on swallowing, warm and racy: its after-flavour, metallic and corroding, gave me a sensation as if I had been poisoned. — Charlotte Bronte
My future husband was becoming to me my whole world; and more than the world: almost my hope of heaven. He stood between me and every thought of religion, as an eclipse intervenes between man and the broad sun. I could not, in those days, see God for His creature: of whom I had made an idol. — Charlotte Bronte
There is, I am convinced, no picture that conveys in all its dreadfulness, a vision of sorrow, despairing, remediless, supreme. If I could paint such a picture, the canvas would show only a woman looking down at her empty arms. — Charlotte Bronte
I envy you your peace of mind, your clean conscience, your unpolluted memory. Little girl, a memory without blot of contamination must be an exquisite treasure-an inexhaustible source of pure refreshment: is it not? — Charlotte Bronte
Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! - I have as much soul as you, - and full as much heart! And if God had gifted me with some beauty and much wealth, I should have made it as hard for you to leave me, as it is now for me to leave you! — Charlotte Bronte
Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last. — Charlotte Bronte
To the dear eye and eloquent tongue, to the soul made of fire, and the character that bends but does not break... I am ever tender and true. — Charlotte Bronte
'My bride is here,' Rochester said , again drawing me to him, 'because my equal is here, and my likeness. Jane, will you marry me?' — Charlotte Bronte
The trouble is not that I am single and likely to stay single, but that I am lonely and likely to stay lonely. — Charlotte Bronte
Feeling without judgement is a washy draught indeed; but judgement untempered by feeling is too bitter and husky a morsel for human deglutition. — Charlotte Bronte
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. — Charlotte Bronte
No mockery in this world ever sounds to me so hollow as that of being told to cultivate happiness. What does such advice mean? Happiness is not a potato, to be planted in mould, and tilled with manure. — Charlotte Bronte
I am not talking to you now through the medium of custom, conventionalities, nor even of mortal flesh: it is my spirit that addresses your spirit; just as if both had passed through the grave, and we stood at God's feet, equal--as we are! — Charlotte Bronte
If he does go, the change will be doleful. Suppose he should be absent spring, summer, and autumn: how joyless sunshine and fine days will seem! — Charlotte Bronte
There is, in lovers, a certain infatuation of egotism; they will have a witness of their happiness, cost that witness what it may. — Charlotte Bronte
Youth has its romance, and maturity its wisdom, as morning and spring have their freshness, noon and summer their power, night and winter their repose. Each attribute is good in its own season. — Charlotte Bronte
My hopes were all dead --- struck with a subtle doom, such as, in one night, fell on all the first-born in the land of Egypt. I looked on my cherished wishes, yesterday so blooming and glowing; they lay stark, chill, livid corpses that could never revive. — Charlotte Bronte
We wove a web in childhood, A web of sunny air; We dug a spring in infancy Of water pure and fair; We sowed in youth a mustard seed, We cut an almond rod; We are now grown up to riper age Are they withered in the sod? — Charlotte Bronte
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. — Charlotte Bronte
Liberty lends us her wings and Hope guides us by her star. — Charlotte Bronte
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. — Charlotte Bronte
A beauty neither of fine colour nor long eyelash, nor pencilled brow, but of meaning, of movement, of radiance. — Charlotte Bronte
I believe that creature is a changeling: she is a perfect cabinet of oddities. — Charlotte Bronte
I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself. — Charlotte Bronte
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. — Charlotte Bronte
We should acknowledge God merciful, but not always for us comprehensible. — Charlotte Bronte
Unlawful pleasure, trenching on another's rights, is delusive and envenomed pleasureits hollowness disappoints at the time, its poison cruelly tortures afterwards, its effects deprave forever. — Charlotte Bronte
I like rudeness a great deal better than flattery. — Charlotte Bronte
It is far better to endure patiently a smart which nobody feels but yourself, than to commit a hasty action whose evil consequences will extend to all connected with you. — Charlotte Bronte
I wished critics would judge me as an author, not as a woman. — Charlotte Bronte
Consistency, madam, is the first of Christian duties. — Charlotte Bronte
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. — Charlotte Bronte
I like this day; I like that sky of steel; I like the sternness and stillness of the world under this frost. — Charlotte Bronte
It is not violence that best overcomes hate -- nor vengeance that most certainly heals injury. — Charlotte Bronte
Mr. Rochester, I no more assign this fate to you than I grasp at it for myself. We were born to strive and endure - you as well as I: do so. You will forget me before I forget you. — Charlotte Bronte
The charm of variety there was not, nor the excitement of incident; but I liked peace so well, and sought stimulus so little, that when the latter came I almost felt it a disturbance, and rather still wished it had held aloof. — Charlotte Bronte
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. — Charlotte Bronte
My wretched feet, flayed and swollen to lameness by the sharp air of January, began to heal and subside under the gentler breathings of April; the nights and mornings no longer by their Canadian temperature froze the very blood in our veins; we could now endure the play-hour passed in the garden. — Charlotte Bronte
"Do you like him much?" "I told you I liked him a little. Where is the use of caring for him so very much: he is full of faults." "Is he?" "All boys are." "More than girls?" "Very likely." — Charlotte Bronte
No severe or prolonged bodily illness followed this incident of the red-room: it only gave my nerves a shock, of which I feel the reverberation to this day. — Charlotte Bronte
When we are struck at without a reason, we should strike back again very hard; I am sure we should - so hard as to teach the person who struck us never to do it again. — Charlotte Bronte
Besides this earth, and besides the race of men, there is an invisible world and a kingdom of spirits: that world is round us, for it is everywhere. — Charlotte Bronte
Silence is of different kinds, and breathes different meanings. — Charlotte Bronte
There are not unfrequently substantial reasons underneath for customs that appear to us absurd; and if I were ever again to find myself amongst strangers, I should be solicitous to examine before I condemned. — Charlotte Bronte
And it is you, spirit--with will and energy, and virtue and purity--that I want, not alone with your brittle frame. — Charlotte Bronte
Reader, I married him. — Charlotte Bronte
Flirting is a woman’s trade, one must keep in practice. — Charlotte Bronte
Reserved people often really need the frank discussion of their sentiments and griefs more than the expansive. The sternest-seeming stoic is human after all, and to burst with boldness and good-will into the silent sea of their souls is often to confer on them the first of obligations. — Charlotte Bronte
The eagerness of a listener quickens the tongue of a narrator. — Charlotte Bronte
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. — Charlotte Bronte
I do not think, sir, you have any right to command me, merely because you are older than I, or because you have seen more of the world than I have; your claim to superiority depends on the use you have made of your time and experience. — Charlotte Bronte
Laws and principles are not for the times when there is no temptation: they are for such moments as this, when body and soul rise in mutiny against their rigour ... If at my convenience I might break them, what would be their worth? — Charlotte Bronte
I was glad of it: I never liked long walks, especially on chilly afternoons: dreadful to me was the coming home in the raw twilight, with nipped fingers and toes, and a heart saddened by the chidings of Bessie, the nurse, and humbled by the consciousness of my physical inferiority to Eliza, John, and Georgiana Reed. — Charlotte Bronte
What tale do you like best to hear?' 'Oh, I have not much choice! They generally run on the same theme - courtship; and promise to end in the same catastrophe - marriage. — Charlotte Bronte
But life is a battle: may we all be enabled to fight it well! — Charlotte Bronte
Her coming was my hope each day, Her parting was my pain; The chance that did her steps delay Was ice in every vein. — Charlotte Bronte
Yet it would be your duty to bear it, if you could not avoid it: it is weak and silly to say you cannot bear what it is your fate to be required to bear. — Charlotte Bronte
Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs. — Charlotte Bronte
Life is still life, whatever its pangs; our eyes and ears and their use remain with us, though the prospect of what pleases be wholly withdrawn, and the sound of what consoles must be silenced. — Charlotte Bronte
I have for the first time found what I can truly love- I have found you. You are my sympathy-my better self-my good angel-I am bound to you with a strong attachment. — Charlotte Bronte
Life Lessons by Charlotte Bronte
- Charlotte Bronte teaches us to be resilient in the face of adversity and to never give up on our dreams. She also encourages us to embrace our individuality and to be true to ourselves, no matter what the world may say. Lastly, she reminds us to stay strong in our convictions and to never compromise our beliefs for the sake of conformity.
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