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Jane Eyre

By Charlotte Bronte QUOTATION: 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.
ATTRIBUTION: Charlotte Brontë (1816–1855), British novelist. Mr. Rochester, in Jane Eyre, ch. 19 (1847).

QUOTATION: 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.
ATTRIBUTION: Charlotte Brontë (1816–1855), British novelist. Eliza Reed to her sister Georgiana, in Jane Eyre, ch. 21 (1847).

QUOTATION: Women are supposed to be very calm generally: but women feel just as men feel; they need exercise for their faculties, and a field for their efforts as much as their brothers do; they suffer from too rigid a restraint, too absolute a stagnation, precisely as men would suffer; and it is narrow-minded in their more privileged fellow creatures to say that they ought to confine themselves to making puddings and knitting stockings, to playing on the piano and embroidering bags. It is thoughtless to condemn them, or laugh at them, if they seek to do more or learn more than custom has pronounced necessary for their sex.
ATTRIBUTION: Charlotte Brontë (1816–1855), British novelist. Jane Eyre, ch. 12 (1847).

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