“It seems to me, that if you tried hard, you would in time find it possible to become what you yourself would approve; and that if from this day you began with resolution to correct your thoughts and actions, you would in a few years have laid up a new and stainless store of recollections, to which you might revert with pleasure.»
«Justly thought; rightly said, Miss Eyre; and, at this moment, I am paving hell with energy.»
«Sir?» «I am laying down good intentions, which I believe durable as flint.
Certainly, my associates and pursuits shall be other than they have been.»
«And better—so much better as pure ore is than foul dross. You seem to doubt me; I don't doubt myself: I know what my aim is, what my motives are; and at this moment I pass a law, unalterable as that of the Medes and Persians, that both are right.»”