Anne Bront Quotes

Never mind our kind friends: if they can part our bodies, it is enough; in God's name, let them not sunder our souls!

Anne Bront

Don't you know that every time we meet the thoughts of the final parting will become more painful? Don't you feel that every interview makes us dearer to each other than the last?

Anne Bront

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

Keep both heart and hand in your own possession, till you see good reason to part with them.

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 all our talents increase in the using, and every faculty, both good and bad, strengthens by exercise.

Anne Bront

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