Charlotte Brontë Quotes

Most popular Charlotte Brontë Quotes

Every picture tells a story.
— Charlotte Brontë
A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.

mind

Talented people almost always know full well the excellence that is in them.

talent

Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity, or registering wrongs.
— Charlotte Brontë

life

For those who are not hungry, it is easy to palaver about the degradation of charity.

charity

Life is so constructed that the event does not, cannot, will not, meet the expectation.

expectation

A memory without blot or contamination must be an exquisite treasure, an inexhaustible source of pure refreshment.
— Charlotte Brontë
I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.

divorce

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 stones.

prejudice

Youth has its romance, and maturity its wisdom, as morning and spring have their freshness, noon and summer their power, night and winter their repose.  Each attribute is good in its own season.

youth & age maturity

It is hard work to control the workings of inclination and turn the bent of nature; but that it may be done, I know from experience. God has given us, in a measure, the power to make our own fate.

self-reliance

If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love our friends for their sakes rather than for our own; we must look at their truth to themselves, full as much as their truth to us.
— Charlotte Brontë

friendship