Look twice before you leap.
Quote by Charlotte Bronte
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Charlotte Bronte Quotes
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.
Feeling without judgement is a washy draught indeed but judgement untempered by feeling is too bitter and husky a morsel for human deglutition.
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.
Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last.
A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.
If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own.
Men judge us by the success of our efforts. God looks at the efforts themselves.
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.
I try to avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.
Sometimes the best lighting of all is a power failure.
My eyesight is not nearly as good. My hearing is probably going away. My memory is slipping too. But I'm still around.
The person attempting to travel two roads at once will get nowhere.
The most impactful way consumers can assert their power is to become mindful shoppers, giving their dollars only to socially responsible companies. In today's world of social media and smart phones, this is easy to do.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
The sage does not hoard. The more he helps others, the more he benefits himself, The more he gives to others, the more he gets himself. The Way of Heaven does one good but never does one harm. The Way of the sage is to act but not to compete.
If GE's strategy of investment in China is wrong, it represents a loss of a billion dollars, perhaps a couple of billion dollars. If it is right, it is the future of this company for the next century.
You despise books you whose lives are absorbed in the vanities of ambition, the pursuit of pleasure or indolence but remember that all the known world, excepting only savage nations, is governed by books.
On the contrary, the characteristic element of the present situation is that economic questions have finally and irrevocably invaded the domain of public life and politics.
War is the business of barbarians.