Anne Bront Quotes

Thank heaven, I am free and safe at last!

Anne Bront

If such are your expectations of matrimony, Esther, you must, indeed, be careful whom you marry - or rather, you must avoid it altogether.

Anne Bront

Marriage may change your circumstances for the better, but in my private opinion, it is far more likely to produce a contrary result

Anne Bront

It's well these women must be blabbing. If they haven't a friend to talk to, they must whisper their secrets to the fishes, or write them on the sand or something;

Anne Bront

Yes, to obviate his becoming such a gentleman as his father.

Anne Bront

In the first place, I don't believe you,' answered I;: 'in the second, if you will be such a fool, I can't hinder it.

Anne Bront

Forgetfulness is not to be purchased with a wish; and I cannot bestow my esteem on all who desire it, unless they deserve it too.

Anne Bront

I sometimes think she has no feeling at all; and then I go on till she cries - and that satisfies me.

Anne Bront

But no generous mind delights to oppress the weak, but rather to cherish and protect.

Anne Bront

And indeed I know not whether, at the time, it was not for him rather than myself that I blushed; for, since he and I are one, I so identify myself with him, that I feel his degradation, his failings, and transgressions as my own; I blush for him, I fear for him; I repent for him, weep, pray, and feel for him as for myself; but I cannot act for him; and hence, I must be and I am, debased, contaminated by the union, both in my own eyes, and in the actual truth.

Anne Bront

Friends as we are, we would willingly keep your failings to ourselves - even from ourselves if we could, unless by knowing them we could deliver you from them.

Anne Bront

But there is always a 'but' in this imperfect world.

Anne Bront

There goes the dinner-bell, and here comes my aunt to scold me for sitting here at my desk all day, instead of staying with the company: wish the company were - gone.

Anne Bront

But to tell you the truth, Mr. Boarham, it is on my own account I principally object; so let us - drop the subject, for it is worse than useless to pursue it any further

Anne Bront

Are you hero enough to unite yourself to one whom you know to be suspected and despised by all around you, and identify your interests and your honour with hers? Think! it is a serious thing.

Anne Bront

High time, my girl - high time! Moderation in all things, remember. That's the plan"Let your moderation be known unto all men!"

Anne Bront

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