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Jane Eyre Quotes

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"It is not violence that best overcomes hate — nor vengeance that most certainly heals injury"
Helen Burns
"I had not intended to love him; the reader knows I had wrought hard to extirpate from my soul the germs of love there detected; and now, at the first renewed view of him, they spontaneously arrived, green and strong! He made me love him without looking at me."
Jane
"I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will..."
Jane
"My bride is here... because my equal is here, and my likeness"
Mr. Rochester
"Reader, I married him"
Jane
"What a singularly deep impression her injustice seems to have made on your heart... Would you not be happier if you tried to forget her severity, together with the passionate emotions it excited? Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity, or registering wrongs"
Helen Burns
"I resisted all the way: a new thing for me"
Jane
"Women are supposed to be very calm generally: but women feel just as men feel; they need exercise for their faculties, and a field for their efforts as much as their brothers do; they suffer from too rigid a restraint, too absolute a stagnation, precisely as men would suffer; and it is narrow-minded in their more privileged fellow-creatures to say that they ought to confine themselves to making puddings and knitting stockings, to playing on the piano and embroidering bags"
Jane