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Quotes of the day: Emily Bronté
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Published Thursday, December 18, 2014 @ 6:49 PM EST
Dec 18 2014

Emily Jane Brontë (July 30, 1818 - December 19, 1848) was an English novelist and poet, best remembered for her only novel, Wuthering Heights, now considered a classic of English literature. Emily was the third eldest of the four surviving Brontë siblings, between the youngest Anne and her brother Branwell. She wrote under the pen name Ellis Bell. (Click here for full Wikipedia article)

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A person who has not done one half his day's work by ten o clock, runs a chance of leaving the other half undone.

Honest people don't hide their deeds.

I am now quite cured of seeking pleasure in society, be it country or town. A sensible man ought to find sufficient company in himself.

I cannot express it: but surely you and everybody have a notion that there is, or should be, an existence of yours beyond you.

I have dreamed in my life, dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas; they have gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the color of my mind.

I'll walk where my own nature would be leading: It vexes me to choose another guide.

If I could I would always work in silence and obscurity, and let my efforts be known by their results.

It is for God to punish wicked people; we should learn to forgive.

It's no company at all, when people know nothing and say nothing.

Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves.

The tyrant grinds down his slaves and they don't turn against him, they crush those beneath them.

Time brought resignation and a melancholy sweeter than common joy.

Treachery and violence are spears pointed at both ends; they wound those who resort to them worse than their enemies.


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