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Reason sits firm and holds the reins, and she will not let the feelings burst away and hurry her to wild chasms. The passions... Options
Daemon
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Reason sits firm and holds the reins, and she will not let the feelings burst away and hurry her to wild chasms. The passions may rage furiously, like true heathens, as they are; and the desires may imagine all sorts of vain things: but judgment shall still have the last word in every argument, and the casting vote in every decision.

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)
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I try to avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.
Charlotte Bronte
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I try to avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.
Charlotte Bronte
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Conventionality is not morality.
Charlotte Bronte
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A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.
Charlotte Bronte
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Look twice before you leap.
Charlotte Bronte
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Mehrdad77 wrote:
Conventionality is not morality.
Charlotte Bronte
&
Mehrdad77 wrote:
A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.
Charlotte Bronte

I prefer both of these to today's waffle. Thanks Mehrdad!
JMV
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What drivel! All head and no heart. Ironic coming from the author of such a melodramatic work as Jane Eyre. I can't imagine sister Emily ever saying this. Then again, the Bronte girls were born about the time the Enlightenment was winding down - and they're English.
On second thought, this seems entirely appropriate. Brick wall
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I really like when woman talk about reason with such passion… It's so damn sweet!
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Wat a description....judgement rules it allApplause
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Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions, and can never pretend to any other office than to serve and obey them.
David Hume
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Quote from :"Jane Eyre" - Chapter XIX Pag 14



"I see no enemy to a fortunate issue but in the brow; and that brow professes to say,--'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.' The forehead declares, 'Reason sits firm and holds the reins, and she will not let the feelings burst away and hurry her to wild chasms. The passions may rage furiously, like true heathens, as they are; and the desires may imagine all sorts of vain things: but judgment shall still have the last word in every argument, and the casting vote in every decision. Strong wind, earthquake-shock, and fire may pass by: but I shall follow the guiding of that still small voice which interprets the dictates of conscience.'

Read and listen to this passage : "Jane Eyre"
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If only it were true!
Rather, emotions tend to rule. Just watch any newscast. Reason is an orphan, cast out into the wild and left to die.
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never let people know what your thinking, stay composed
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Mehrdad77 wrote:
I try to avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.
Charlotte Bronte


I totally agree and the other quotes of Charlotte Bronte listed are far preferable...Dancing

Thanks, Mdhrdad77,
Elizabeth in NY~
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Maxims.
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