ethereal, your comment on Jane Eyre reminded me of this quote. Perhaps Jane Eyre would agree to it. I haven't read the book as yet.
Yes, this kinda applies to that.
Here's the book :). Missed my radar :/ though I'm a regular reader at literature.org.PS: I would recommend reading Alexandre Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo.http://www.literature.org/authors/bronte-charlotte/jane-eyre/
Thanks.Will add it to my pending reads. The list is ever growing.I don't read books that often, prefer magazines =).
Couldn't help pasting this here. This is Helen's lecture to Jane and requires some reflection."She has been unkind to you, no doubt; because you see, she dislikes your cast of character, as Miss Scatcherd does mine; but how minutely you remember all she has done and said to you! What a singularly deep impression her injustice seems to have made on your heart! No ill-usage so brands its record on my feelings. 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. We are, and must be, one and all, burdened with faults in this world: but the time will soon come when, I trust, we shall put them off in putting off our corruptible bodies; when debasement and sin will fall from us with this cumbrous frame of flesh, and only the spark of the spirit will remain,--the impalpable principle of light and thought, pure as when it left the Creator to inspire the creature: whence it came it will return; perhaps again to be communicated to some being higher than man--perhaps to pass through gradations of glory, from the pale human soul to brighten to the seraph! Surely it will never, on the contrary, be suffered to degenerate from man to fiend? No; I cannot believe that: I hold another creed: which no one ever taught me, and which I seldom mention; but in which I delight, and to which I cling: for it extends hope to all: it makes Eternity a rest--a mighty home, not a terror and an abyss. Besides, with this creed, I can so clearly distinguish between the criminal and his crime; I can so sincerely forgive the first while I abhor the last: with this creed revenge never worries my heart, degradation never too deeply disgusts me, injustice never crushes me too low: I live in calm, looking to the end."http://www.literature.org/authors/bronte-charlotte/jane-eyre/chapter-06.html
Hmm... maybe this should go under the "How to deal with hurt" topic.
recall this Quote--On Positivity
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