Thursday, July 21, 2016

  "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. Reason sets firm and holds the reins, and she will not let the feelings burst away and hurry her to the 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." Charlotte Bronte.

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