Charlotte Bronte Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Charlotte Bronte quotes and Charlotte Bronte sayings, and Charlotte Bronte proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"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."

"True enthusiasm is a fine feeling whose flash I admire where-ever I see it."

"Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilised by education: they grow there, firm as weeds among stones."

"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?"

"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."

"It is 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."

"A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow."

"Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs."

"The soul, fortunately, has an interpreter – often an unconscious but still a faithful interpreter – in the eye."

"Remorse is the poison of life."

"I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will."

"Children can feel, but they cannot analyse their feelings; and if the analysis is partially effected in thought, they know not how to express the result of the process in words."

"I would always rather be happy than dignified."

"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."

"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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