“The human and fallible should not arrogate a power with which the divine and perfect alone can be safely intrusted…That of saying of any strange, unsanctioned line of action, -‘Let it be right.'” Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

“Your pity, my darling, is the suffering mother of love: its anguish is the very natal pang of the divine passion.” Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

“Mothers were the same all through the centuries…a great sisterhood of love and service…the remembered and the unremembered alike.” L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Ingleside

“Success is a very hideous thing. Its false resemblance to merit deceives men.” Victor Huge, Les Miserables

“Creatures are not born with desires unless satisfaction for those desires exists…If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world…I must keep alive in myself the desire for my true country, which I shall not find till after death.” C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

“Animals are nothing else than the figures of our virtues and our vices, straying before our eyes, the visible phantoms of our souls. God shows them to us in order to induce us to reflect.” Victor Huge, Les Miserables

“The most painful state of being is remembering the future, particularly the one you’ll never have.” Søren Kierkegaard