Charlotte Bronte

1816 - 1855

A Quote by Charlotte Brontë on expectation and life

Life is so constructed that the event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation.

Charlotte Bronte (1816 - 1855)

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A Quote by Charlotte Brontë on bitterness, feeling, and judgment

Feeling without judgment is a washy draught indeed; but judgment untempered by feeling is too bitter and husky a morsel for human deglutition.

Charlotte Bronte (1816 - 1855)

Source: Jane Eyre, ch. 21, 1847.

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A Quote by Charlotte Brontë on fortune and luck

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.

Charlotte Bronte (1816 - 1855)

Source: Shirley, 1849.

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A Quote by Charlotte Brontë

Give him enough rope and he will hang himself.

Charlotte Bronte (1816 - 1855)

Source: Shirley, 1849.

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A Quote by Charlotte Brontë on death, happiness, husbands, and separation

Spoken to her husband of nine months, Rev. Arthur Nicholls. Oh, I am not going to die, am I? He will not separate us, we have been so happy.

Charlotte Bronte (1816 - 1855)

Source: Last Words

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A Quote by Charlotte Brontë on belief

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I am always easy of belief when the creed pleases me.

Charlotte Bronte (1816 - 1855)

Source: Shirley, 1849.

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A Quote by Charlotte Brontë on cheerfulness

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 (1816 - 1855)

Source: Shirley, 1849.

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A Quote by Charlotte Brontë on conventionality, morality, and religion

Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last.

Charlotte Bronte (1816 - 1855)

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A Quote by Charlotte Brontë on creativity and gifts

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 (1816 - 1855)

Source: Preface to Wuthering Heights, 1849.

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A Quote by Charlotte Brontë on majorities, merit, and nature

If you are cast in a different mould to the majority, it is no merit of yours: Nature did it.

Charlotte Bronte (1816 - 1855)

Source: Mr. Rochester in Jane Eyre, ch. 14, 1847.

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