"You had no right to be born for you make no use of life. Instead of living for, in, and with yourself, as a reasonable being ought, you seek only to fasten your feebleness on some other person's strength."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Charlotte Bronte on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Charlotte Bronte on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Charlotte Bronte on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Charlotte Bronte on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Charlotte Bronte on Ernest Hemingway
"Memory in youth is active and easily impressible in old age it is comparatively callous to new impressions, but still retains vividly those of earlier years."
"I feel monotony and death to be almost the same."
"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."
"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 firm there, firm as weeds among stones."
"If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own."