Charlotte Brontë Quotes

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 Brontë (1816-1855), British novelist. Jane Eyre, Preface (1847).
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Reader, I married him.
Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855), British novelist. Jane, in Jane Eyre, ch. 38 (1847). Opening words of chapter. The marriage was to Rochester: it was "a quiet wedding."
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Consistency, madam, is the first of Christian duties.
Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855), British novelist. Mr. Brocklehurst, in Jane Eyre, ch. 4 (1847). Said to Mrs. Reed.
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You—poor and obscure, and small and plain as you are—I entreat to accept me as a husband.
Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855), British novelist. Mr. Rochester, in Jane Eyre, ch. 23 (1847). Mr. Rochester's first proposal to Jane.
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Reason sits firm and holds the reins, and she will not let the feelings burst away and hurry her to wild chasms. The passions may rage furiously, like true heathens, as they are; and the desires may imagine all sorts of vain things: but judgement shall still have the last word in every argument, and the casting vote in every decision.
Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855), British novelist. Mr. Rochester, in Jane Eyre, ch. 19 (1847). Disguised as a fortune teller reading the character of Jane Eyre.
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