Charlotte Bronte Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old charlotte bronte quotes, charlotte bronte sayings, and charlotte bronte proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.     

Charlotte Bronte

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.     

Charlotte Bronte

I would always rather be happy than dignified.     

Charlotte Bronte

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.     

Charlotte Bronte

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

Charlotte Bronte

Remorse is the poison of life.     

Charlotte Bronte

I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.     

Charlotte Bronte

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

Charlotte Bronte

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

Charlotte Bronte

A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.     

Charlotte Bronte

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.     

Charlotte Bronte

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.     

Charlotte Bronte

Remorse is the poison of life.     

Charlotte Bronte

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?     

Charlotte Bronte

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.     

Charlotte Bronte

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

A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.     

Charlotte Bronte

A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.     

Charlotte Bronte

If men could see us as we really are, they would be a little amazed….     

Charlotte Bronte

I think it a glorious thing to have the hope of living with you, because I love you.     

Charlotte Bronte

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

Charlotte Bronte

Flirting is a woman's trade, one must keep in practice.     

Charlotte Bronte

There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort.     

Charlotte Bronte

Something of vengeance I had tasted for the first time; as aromatic wine it seemed, on swallowing, warm and racy: its after-flavour, metallic and corroding, gave me a sensation as if I had been poisoned.     

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

Our honeymoon will shine our life long: its beams will only fade over your grave or mine.     

Charlotte Bronte

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

Charlotte Bronte

A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.     

Charlotte Bronte

The man of regular life and rational mind never despairs.     

Charlotte Bronte