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    It does good to no woman to be flattered [by a man] who does not intend to marry her; and it is madness in all women to let a secret love kindle within them, which, if unreturned and unknown, must devour the life that feeds it; and, if discovered and responded to, must lead, ignis-fatuus-like, into miry wilds whence there is no extrication.
    — Charlotte Bronte
    tags: secret  women  madness  wild  marry 
     
    Even for me life had its gleams of sunshine.
    — Charlotte Bronte
    But life is a battle: may we all be enabled to fight it well!
    — Charlotte Bronte
    tags: fight 
     
    I have little left in myself-- I must have you. The world may laugh- may call me absurd, selfish - but it does not signify. My very soul demands you: it will be satisfied, or it will take deadly vengeance on its frame.
    — Charlotte Bronte
    tags: world  soul  absurd 
     
    Gentle reader, may you never feel what I then felt! May your eyes never shed such stormy, scalding, heart-wrung tears as poured from mine. May you never appeal to Heaven in prayers so hopeless and so agised as in that hour left my lips: for never may you, like me, dread to be the instrument of evil to what you wholly love.
    — Charlotte Bronte
    tags: evil  eyes  tears  prayer  heaven 
     
    Flirting is a woman's trade, one must keep in practice.
    — Charlotte Bronte
    Happiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness; it has no taste.
    — Charlotte Bronte
    tags: happiness 
     
    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
    I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.
    — Charlotte Bronte
    tags: respect  care 
     
    I would always rather be happy than dignified.
    — Charlotte Bronte
    I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.
    — Charlotte Bronte
    tags: human 
     
    I remembered that the real world was wide, and that a varied field of hopes and fears, of sensations and excitments, awaited those who had the courage to go forth into it's expanse, to seek real knowledge of life amidst it's perils.
    — Charlotte Bronte
    tags: fear  world  real  courage  hope 
     
    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
    He was the first to recognise me, and to love what he saw.
    — Charlotte Bronte
    It is not violence that best overcomes hate- nor vengeance that most certainly heals injury.
    — Charlotte Bronte
    tags: violence 
     
    I try to avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.
    — Charlotte Bronte
    Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last.
    — Charlotte Bronte
    tags: morality 
     
    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
    tags: fate 
     
    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
    tags: time  soul  law  moment  body 
     
    There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort.
    — Charlotte Bronte
    tags: happiness  comfort 
     
    I am paving hell with energy... I am laying down good intentions which I believe durable as flint.
    — Charlotte Bronte
    tags: believe  hell  energy 
     
    Your will shall decide your destiny.
    — Charlotte Bronte
    His mind was indeed my library, and whenever it was opened to me, I entered bliss.
    — Charlotte Bronte
    tags: mind  library 
     
    I liked my name pronounced by your lips in a grateful, happy accent.
    — Charlotte Bronte
    Beauty is in the eye of the gazer.
    — Charlotte Bronte
    tags: beauty  eyes 
     
    Men judge us by the success of our efforts. God looks at the efforts themselves.
    — Charlotte Bronte
    tags: men  god  success 
     
    Life is so constructed that an event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation.
    — Charlotte Bronte
    tags: expectation 
     
    Friendship however is a plant which cannot be forced- true friendship is no gourd spring up in a night and withering in a day.
    — Charlotte Bronte
    tags: friendship  night  true 
     
    I can be on guard against my enemies, but God deliver me from my friends!
    — Charlotte Bronte
    tags: enemies  enemy  god 
     
    I could not help it: the restlessness was in my nature; it agitated me to pain sometimes.
    — Charlotte Bronte
    tags: pain  help 
     
    It is a pity that doing one's best does not always answer.
    — Charlotte Bronte
    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 Bronte
    tags: trust  believe  hope 
     
    I'm just going to write because I cannot help it.
    — Charlotte Bronte
    tags: help  write 
     
    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
    tags: living  right  strength 
     
    Reason sits firm and holds the reins, and she will not let the feelings burst away and hurry her to wild chasms. The passions may rage furiously, like true heathens, as they are; and the desires may imagine all sorts of vain things: but judgment shall still have the last word in every argument, and the casting vote in every decision.
    — Charlotte Bronte
    Look twice before you leap.
    — Charlotte Bronte
    It is in vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquillity they must have action and they will make it if they cannot find it.
    — Charlotte Bronte
    tags: action  human 
     
    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
    tags: human  judgement 
     
    Consistency, madam, is the first of Christian duties.
    — Charlotte Bronte
    tags: christian 
     
    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
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    charlotte bronte
    Birth    : April 21, 1816
    Death  : March 31, 1855
    Occupation  : Novelist