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Daemon
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When we are struck at without a reason, we should strike back again very hard; I am sure we should—so hard as to teach the person who struck us never to do it again.

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)
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Daemon wrote:
When we are struck at without a reason, we should strike back again very hard; I am sure we should—so hard as to teach the person who struck us never to do it again.

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)


"If a man smite you on one cheek, smash him down; smite him hip and thigh, for self-preservation is the highest law." (с) Anton LaVey
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When we are struck at without a reason, we should strike back again very hard; I am sure we should—so hard as to teach the person who struck us never to do it again.

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)
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If someone strikes us, he/she would have done that for a reason or because of emotions like jealousy, hatred etc., Charlotte seemed to accepted strikes if someone gave her a reason. But, she should also have accepted blows given out of emotions. LoL.
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Context from : "Jane Eyre"

Chapter VI

"Yes, in a passive way: I make no effort; I follow as inclination guides me. There is no merit in such goodness."

"A great deal: you are good to those who are good to you. It is all I ever desire to be. If people were always kind and obedient to those who are cruel and unjust, the wicked people would have it all their own way: they would never feel afraid, and so they would never alter, but would grow worse and worse. When we are struck at without a reason, we should strike back again very hard; I am sure we should--so hard as to teach the person who struck us never to do it again."


"You will change your mind, I hope, when you grow older: as yet you are but a little untaught girl."

"But I feel this, Helen; I must dislike those who, whatever I do to please them, persist in disliking me; I must resist those who punish me unjustly. It is as natural as that I should love those who show me affection, or submit to punishment when I feel it is deserved."

"Heathens and savage tribes hold that doctrine, but Christians and civilised nations disown it."

"How? I don't understand."

Read more:http://www.loudlit.org/audio/jane_eyre/pages/06_11_jane_eyre.htm


monamagda
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Think


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Daemon wrote:
When we are struck at without a reason, we should strike back again very hard; I am sure we should—so hard as to teach the person who struck us never to do it again.

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)


Yeah. When you are struck at, it is diffcult, or rather impossible, to find any credible reason to stay calm... Why? Oh why? Waste of time.
ibj_ldn
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I have to agree with that statement... but there must be a reason behind that...
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Instead of turning another cheek.
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He's more myself than i am.
Whatever our souls are made of,
His and mine are the same.

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