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    Adoration isn't love.
    — Anne Bronte
    She was trusted and valued by her father, loved and courted by all dogs, cats, children, and poor people, and slighted and neglected by everybody else.
    — Anne Bronte
    tags: children  people  child  poor  cat  dog  father 
     
    It seems as if life and hope must cease together.
    — Anne Bronte
    tags: hope 
     
    Oh, I am very weary, Though tears no longer flow; My eyes are tired of weeping, My heart is sick of woe.
    — Anne Bronte
    tags: heart  eyes  tears 
     
    It is a woman's nature to be constant - to love one and one only, blindly, tenderly, and for ever - bless them, dear creatures!
    — Anne Bronte
    tags: nature 
     
    When a lady condescends to apologise, there is no keeping one's anger.
    — Anne Bronte
    tags: anger 
     
    All our talents increase in the using, and every faculty, both good and bad, strengthens by exercise.
    — Anne Bronte
    tags: talent  bad  exercise 
     
    A man must have something to grumble about; and if he cant complain that his wife harries him to death with her perversity and ill-humour, he must complain that she wears him out with her kindness and gentleness.
    — Anne Bronte
    tags: death  men  kindness  wife 
     
    In love affairs, there is no mediator like a merry, simple-hearted child - ever ready to cement divided hearts, to span the unfriendly gulf of custom, to melt the ice of cold reserve, and overthrow the separating walls of dread formality and pride.
    — Anne Bronte
    tags: children  heart  child  pride 
     
    Reading is my favourite occupation, when I have leisure for it and books to read.
    — Anne Bronte
    Farewell to Thee! But not farewell To all my fondest thoughts of Thee; Within my heart they still shall dwell And they shall cheer and comfort me.
    — Anne Bronte
    tags: heart  thoughts  comfort 
     
    You cannot expect stone to be as pliable as clay.
    — Anne Bronte
    I cannot love a man who cannot protect me.
    — Anne Bronte
    tags: men 
     
    My soul is awakened, my spirit is soaring and carried aloft on the wings of the breeze.
    — Anne Bronte
    tags: soul  spirit  wings 
     
    Increase of love brings increase of happiness, when it is mutual, and pure as that will be.
    — Anne Bronte
    tags: happiness 
     
    Keep both heart and hand in your own possession, till you see good reason to part with them.
    — Anne Bronte
    tags: heart 
     
    But he that dares not grasp the thorn Should never crave the rose.
    — Anne Bronte
    And then, the unspeakable purity - and freshness of the air! There was just enough heat to enhance the value of the breeze, and just enough wind to keep the whole sea in motion, to make the waves come bounding to the shore, foaming and sparkling, as if wild with glee.
    — Anne Bronte
    tags: value  wild 
     
    I love the silent hour of night, for blissful dreams may then arise, revealing to my charmed sight what may not bless my waking eyes.
    — Anne Bronte
    tags: night  eyes  dreams 
     
    A light wind swept over the corn, and all nature laughed in the sunshine.
    — Anne Bronte
    tags: nature 
     
    Life and hope must cease together.
    — Anne Bronte
    tags: hope 
     
    If you would have your son to walk honourably through the world, you must not attempt to clear the stones from his path, but teach him to walk firmly over them - not insist upon leading him by the hand, but let him learn to go alone.
    — Anne Bronte
    tags: world  alone  learn  path  son 
     
    But smiles and tears are so alike with me, they are neither of them confined to any particular feelings: I often cry when I am happy, and smile when I am sad.
    — Anne Bronte
    tags: sad  smile  tears 
     
    I would rather have your friendship than the love of any other woman in the world.
    — Anne Bronte
    tags: friendship  women  world 
     
    Because I imagine there must be only a very, very few men in the world, that I should like to marry; and of those few, it is ten to one I may never be acquainted with one; or if I should, it is twenty to one he may not happen to be single, or to take a fancy to me.
    — Anne Bronte
    tags: men  world  imagine 
     
    No; for instead of delivering myself up to the full enjoyment of the as others do, I am always troubling my head about how I could produce the same effect upon canvas; and as that can never be done, it is mere vanity and vexation of spirit.
    — Anne Bronte
    tags: spirit 
     
    My heart is too thoroughly dried to be broken in a hurry, and I mean to live as long as I can.
    — Anne Bronte
    tags: heart  live  broken 
     
    I wished to tell the truth, for truth always conveys its own moral to those who are able to receive it.
    — Anne Bronte
    tags: truth  morals 
     
    No one can be happy in eternal solitude.
    — Anne Bronte
    tags: solitude 
     
    You will form a very inadequate estimate of a man's character, if you judge by what a fond sister says of him. The worst of them generally know how to hide their misdeeds from their sisters' eyes, and their mother's, too.
    — Anne Bronte
    tags: character  eyes  mother 
     
    If ever I am a mother I will zealously strive against this crime of over- indulgence. I can hardly give it a milder name when I think of the evils it brings.
    — Anne Bronte
    tags: crimes  evil  mother 
     
    If the generous ideas of youth are too often over- clouded by the sordid views of after-life, that scarcely proves them to be false
    — Anne Bronte
    tags: youth  ideas 
     
    How odd it is that we so often weep for each other's distresses, when we shed not a tear for our own!
    — Anne Bronte
    tags: tears 
     
    God will judge us by our own thoughts and deeds, not by what others say about us.
    — Anne Bronte
    tags: thoughts  god 
     
    There is such a thing as looking through a person's eyes into the heart, and learning more of the height, and breadth, and depth of another's soul in one hour than it might take you a lifetime to discover, if he or she were not disposed to reveal it, or if you had not the sense to understand it.
    — Anne Bronte
    tags: heart  soul  eyes  learning 
     
    I'll promise to think twice before I take any important step you seriously disapprove of.
    — Anne Bronte
    I possess the faculty of enjoying the company of those I - of my friends as well in silence as in conversation.
    — Anne Bronte
    tags: friends  silence  company 
     
    Preserve me from such cordiality! It is like handling briar-roses and may-blossoms - bright enough to the eye, and outwardly soft to the touch, but you know there are thorns beneath, and every now and then you feel them too; and perhaps resent the injury by crushing them in till you have destroyed their power, though somewhat to the detriment of your own fingers.
    — Anne Bronte
    tags: power  eyes 
     
    I am truly miserable - more so than I like to acknowledge to myself. Pride refuses to aid me. It has brought me into the scrape, and will not help me out of it.
    — Anne Bronte
    tags: help  pride 
     
    The bud, though plucked, would not be withered, only transplanted to a fitter soil to ripen and blow beneath a brighter sun; and though I might not cherish and watch my child's unfolding intellect, he would be snatched away from all the suffering and sins of earth; and my understanding tells me this would be no great evil; but my heart shrinks from the contemplation of such a possibility, and whispers I could not bear to see him die.
    — Anne Bronte
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    anne bronte
    Birth    : January 17, 1820
    Death  : May 28, 1849
    Occupation  : Novelist