Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Anne Bronte
(1820-1849) born on
Jan 17
English "novelist, poet". "She is best known for her novel "Agnes Grey," 1947; sister of Emily and Charlotte Bronte."

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F
"All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."

R
"Keep guard over your eyes and ears as the inlets of your heart, and over your lips as the outlets, lest they betray you in a moment of unwariness."
A
But he that dares not grasp the thorn
Should never crave the rose.
N
"I would not send a poor girl into the world, . . . ignorant of the snares that beset her path; nor would I watch and guard her, till, deprived of self-respect and self-reliance, she lost the power or the will to watch and guard herself ."
K
"There is always a "but" in this imperfect world."

 



Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  ""Agnes Grey," ch. 1, 1847."
R: ""The Tenant of Wildfell Hall," 1848."
A: ""The Complete Poems of Anne Bronte.""
N: ""The Tenant of Wildfell Hall," Ch. 3, 1848."
K: ""The Tenant of Wildfell Hall," 1848."


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