Charlotte Bronte

1816 - 1855

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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A Quote by Charlotte Brontë on difficulty, education, and heart

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 (1816 - 1855)

Source: Jane Eyre, ch. 29, 1847.

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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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