Quotes by Charlotte Bronte

A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.
– Charlotte Bronte
Consistency, madam, is the first of Christian duties.
– Charlotte Bronte
Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last. To pluck the mask from the face of the Pharisee is not to lift an impious hand to the Crown of Thorns.
– Charlotte Bronte
Feeling without judgment is a washy draught indeed; but judgment untempered by feeling is too bitter and husky a morsel for human deglutition.
– Charlotte Bronte
If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own.
– Charlotte Bronte
Let your performance do the thinking.
– Charlotte Bronte
Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity, or registering wrongs.
– Charlotte Bronte
Life is so constructed, that the event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation.
– Charlotte Bronte
Look twice before you leap.
– Charlotte Bronte
Men judge us by the success of our efforts. God looks at the efforts themselves.
– Charlotte Bronte
One does not jump, and spring, and shout hurrah! at hearing one has got a fortune, one begins to consider responsibilities, and to ponder business; on a base of steady satisfaction rise certain grave cares, and we contain ourselves, and brood over our bliss with a solemn brow.
– Charlotte Bronte
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 firm there, firm as weeds among stones.
– Charlotte Bronte
There is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not mad.
– Charlotte Bronte
You - poor and obscure, and small and plain as you are - I entreat to accept me as a husband.
– Charlotte Bronte
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
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
If all the world hated you and believed you wicked, while your own conscience approved of you and absolved you from guilt, you would not be without friends.
– 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
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.
– Charlotte Bronte
Memory in youth is active and easily impressible in old age it is comparatively callous to new impressions, but still retains vividly those of earlier years.
– Charlotte Bronte