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Charlotte Brontë

Top 10 Best Quotes

“No mockery in this world ever sounds to me so hollow as that of being told to cultivate happiness. What does such advice mean? Happiness is not a potato, to be planted in mould, and tilled with manure. Happiness is a glory shining far down upon us out of Heaven. She is a divine dew which the soul, on certain of its summer mornings, feels dropping upon it from the amaranth bloom and golden fruitage of Paradise.”

“Life is so constructed, that the event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation.”

“His mind was indeed my library, and whenever it was opened to me, I entered bliss.”

“Do you like him much?' I told you I liked him a little. Where is the use of caring for him so very much: he is full of faults.' Is he?' All boys are.”

“But solitude is sadness.' 'Yes; it is sadness. Life, however, has worse than that. Deeper than melancholy lies heart-break.”

“Silence is of different kinds, and breathes different meanings.”

“Wise people say it is folly to think anybody perfect; and as to likes and dislikes, we should be friendly to all, and worship none”

“The negation of severe suffering was the nearest approach to happiness I expected to know. Besides, I seemed to hold two lives - the life of thought, and that of reality.”

“To see and know the worst is to take from Fear her main advantage.”

“If life be a war, it seemed my destiny to conduct it single-handed.”

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