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20 Best Jane Eyre Quotes

20 Best Jane Eyre Quotes

Jane Eyre novel was published in 1847 by an English writer Charlotte Bronte. Jane Eyre is a Bildungsroman and this novel follows a girl and her experiences from her childhood to adulthood and then how she falls in love with a man named Mr. Rochester. 

It is quite an interesting book and it has social criticism from the perspective of Christian morality.  And this novel approaches many topics like class, sexuality, religion, and feminism.

Best 20 quotes from Jane Eyre Novel:-

1. “The soul, fortunately, has an interpreter – often an unconscious but still a faithful interpreter – in the eye.”

― Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre

2. “I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”

― Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre
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3. “I would always rather be happy than dignified.”

― Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre

4. “I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.”

― Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre

5. “Laws and principles are not for the times when there is no temptation: they are for such moments as this, when body and soul rise in mutiny against their rigor… If at my convenience I might break them, what would be their worth?”

― Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre

6. “There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow-creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort.”

― Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre

7. “Even for me, life had its gleams of sunshine.”

― Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre
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8. “I ask you to pass through life at my side—to be my second self, and best earthly companion.”

― Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre
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9. “I have little left in myself — I must have you. The world may laugh — may call me absurd, selfish — but it does not signify. My very soul demands you: it will be satisfied, or it will take deadly vengeance on its frame.”

― Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre

10. “Flirting is a woman’s trade, one must keep in practice.”

― Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre

11. “Every atom of your flesh is as dear to me as my own: in pain and sickness it would still be dear.”

― Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre
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12. “I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.”

― Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre

13. “Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs.”

― Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre

14. “I can live alone if self-respect and circumstances require me so to do. I need not sell my soul to buy bliss. I have an inward treasure born with me, which can keep me alive if all extraneous delights should be withheld, or offered only at a price I cannot afford to give.”

― Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre

15. “Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last. To pluck the mask from the face of the Pharisee is not to lift an impious hand to the Crown of Thorns.”

― Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre

16. “Feeling without judgment is a washy draught indeed, but judgment untempered by feeling is too bitter and husky a morsel for human deglutition.”

― Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre

17. “Oh! That gentleness! how far more potent is it than force!”

― Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre

18. “Friends always forget those whom fortune forsakes.”

― Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre

19. “Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last.”

― Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre

20. “It is in vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility: they must have action, and they will make it if they cannot find it.”

― Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre

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