Charlotte Bronte Quotes
If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own.
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.
Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last.
Feeling without judgement is a washy draught indeed but judgement untempered by feeling is too bitter and husky a morsel for human deglutition.
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.
No mockery in the world ever sounds to me as hollow as that of being told to cultivate happiness Happiness is not a potato, to be planted in mould, and tilled with manure.
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 rocks.
The writer who possesses the creative gift owns something of which he is not always master- something that at time strangely wills and works for itself.