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50 Charlotte Brontë Quotes About Life (LOVE)

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“A great deal; you are good to those who are good to you. It is all I ever desire to be. If people were always kind and obedient to those who are cruel and unjust, the wicked people would have it all their own way; they would never feel afraid, and so they would never alter, but would grow worse and worse. 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 Brontë
Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity, or registering wrongs.
Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity, or registering wrongs.
A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.
A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.
Crying does not indicate that you are weak. Since birth, it has always been a sign that you are alive.
Crying does not indicate that you are weak. Since birth, it has always been a sign that you are alive.
I try to avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.
I try to avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.
There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort.
There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort.
I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will.
I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will.
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.
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.
Better to be without logic than without feeling.
Better to be without logic than without feeling.
God did not give me my life to throw it away.
God did not give me my life to throw it away.

20 Inspirational Charlotte Brontë Quotes About Life

“Do you think I am an automaton? — a machine without feelings? and can bear to have my morsel of bread snatched from my lips, and my drop of living water dashed from my cup? 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. 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 Brontë
Life is so constructed, that the event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation.
Life is so constructed, that the event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation.
If I could I would always work in silence and obscurity, and let my efforts be known by their results.
If I could I would always work in silence and obscurity, and let my efforts be known by their results.
'I am not an angel,' I asserted; 'and I will not be one till I die. I will be myself.'
‘I am not an angel,’ I asserted; ‘and I will not be one till I die. I will be myself.’
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 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.
Men judge us by the success of our efforts. God looks at the efforts themselves.
Men judge us by the success of our efforts. God looks at the efforts themselves.
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.
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.

“I believe in some blending of hope and sunshine sweetening the worst lots. I believe that this life is not all; neither the beginning nor the end. I believe while I tremble; I trust while I weep.”

Charlotte Brontë
What you want to ignite in others must first burn inside yourself.
What you want to ignite in others must first burn inside yourself.
Remorse is the poison of life.
Remorse is the poison of life.
The shadows are as important as the light.
The shadows are as important as the light.
Die without me if you will. Live for me if you dare.
Die without me if you will. Live for me if you dare.

“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 Brontë
Look twice before you leap.
Look twice before you leap.
Better to try all things and find all empty, than to try nothing and leave your life a blank.
Better to try all things and find all empty, than to try nothing and leave your life a blank.
Beauty is in the eye of the gazer.
Beauty is in the eye of the gazer.
Flirting is a woman’s trade, one must keep in practice.
Flirting is a woman’s trade, one must keep in practice.
To talk to each other is but a more animated and an audible thinking.
To talk to each other is but a more animated and an audible thinking.
Your will shall decide your destiny.
Your will shall decide your destiny.
Let your performance do the thinking.
Let your performance do the thinking.

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“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 Brontë
There is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not mad.
There is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not mad.
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.
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.
The soul, fortunately, has an interpreter - often an unconscious, but still a truthful interpreter - in the eye.
The soul, fortunately, has an interpreter – often an unconscious, but still a truthful interpreter – in the eye.
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.
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.
If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own.
If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own.
Conventionality is not morality.
Conventionality is not morality.
Give him enough rope and he will hang himself.
Give him enough rope and he will hang himself.
I feel monotony and death to be almost the same.
I feel monotony and death to be almost the same.
True enthusiasm is a fine feeling whose flash I admire where-ever I see it.
True enthusiasm is a fine feeling whose flash I admire where-ever I see it.
Who has words at the right moment?
Who has words at the right moment?
I'm just going to write because I cannot help it.
I’m just going to write because I cannot help it.
I am always easy of belief when the creed pleases me.
I am always easy of belief when the creed pleases me.
I don't call you handsome, sir, though I love you most dearly: far too dearly to flatter you. Don't flatter me.
I don’t call you handsome, sir, though I love you most dearly: far too dearly to flatter you. Don’t flatter me.
You know full well as I do the value of sisters' affections There is nothing like it in this world.
You know full well as I do the value of sisters’ affections: There is nothing like it in this world.
If you are cast in a different mold to the majority, it is no merit of yours: Nature did it.
If you are cast in a different mold to the majority, it is no merit of yours: Nature did it.
The trouble is not that I am single and likely to stay single, but that I am lonely and likely to stay lonely.
The trouble is not that I am single and likely to stay single, but that I am lonely and likely to stay lonely.
Happiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness; it has no taste.
Happiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness; it has no taste.
I would always rather be happy than dignified.
I would always rather be happy than dignified.
I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.
I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.

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