Anne Bronte Quotes.
To wheedle and coax is safer than to command.
Because the road is rough and long, Should we despise the skylark’s song?
There is always a ‘but’ in this imperfect world.
She was trusted and valued by her father, loved and courted by all dogs, cats, children, and poor people, and slighted and neglected by everybody else.
I see that a man cannot give himself up to drinking without being miserable one half his days and mad the other.
And then, the unspeakable purity – and freshness of the air! There was just enough heat to enhance the value of the breeze, and just enough wind to keep the whole sea in motion, to make the waves come bounding to the shore, foaming and sparkling, as if wild with glee.
But smiles and tears are so alike with me, they are neither of them confined to any particular feelings: I often cry when I am happy, and smile when I am sad.
No generous mind delights to oppress the weak, but rather to cherish and protect.
Oh, I am very weary, Though tears no longer flow; My eyes are tired of weeping, My heart is sick of woe.
But he that dares not grasp the thorn Should never crave the rose.
The ties that bind us to life are tougher than you imagine, or than any one can who has not felt how roughly they may be pulled without breaking.
There is always a but in this imperfect world.
A light wind swept over the corn, and all nature laughed in the sunshine.
No one can be happy in eternal solitude.
I cannot love a man who cannot protect me.
Keep both heart and hand in your own possession, till you see good reason to part with them; and if such an occasion should never present itself, comfort your mind with this reflection: that, though in single life your joys may not be very many, your sorrows, at least, will not be more than you can bear.
If you would have your son to walk honourably through the world, you must not attempt to clear the stones from his path, but teach him to walk firmly over them – not insist upon leading him by the hand, but let him learn to go alone.
All our talents increase in the using, and every faculty, both good and bad, strengthens by exercise: therefore, if you choose to use the bad, or those which tend to evil till they become your masters, and neglect the good till they dwindle away, you have only yourself to blame.
Beauty is that quality which, next to money, is generally the most attractive to the worst kinds of men; and, therefore, it is likely to entail a great deal of trouble on the possessor.
It seems as if life and hope must cease together.
I would rather have your friendship than the love of any other woman in the world.
I would not send a poor girl into the world, ignorant of the snares that beset her path; nor would I watch and guard her, till, deprived of self-respect and self-reliance, she lost the power or the will to watch and guard herself.
You will form a very inadequate estimate of a man’s character, if you judge by what a fond sister says of him. The worst of them generally know how to hide their misdeeds from their sisters’ eyes, and their mother’s, too.
My soul is awakened, my spirit is soaring and carried aloft on the wings of the breeze.
if I hate the sins, I love the sinner, and would do much for his salvation