Charlotte Brontë quote about nature from Jane Eyre - If you are cast in a different mould to the majority, it is no merit of yours: Nature did it.
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If you are cast in a different mould to the majority, it is no merit of yours: Nature did it.
 Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre (16 October 1847). copy citation

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Author Charlotte Brontë
Source Jane Eyre
Topic nature distinction unique
Date 16 October 1847
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1260/1260-h/1260-h.htm

Context

“However, I mentally shake hands with you for your answer, despite its inaccuracy; and as much for the manner in which it was said, as for the substance of the speech; the manner was frank and sincere; one does not often see such a manner: no, on the contrary, affectation, or coldness, or stupid, coarse-minded misapprehension of one's meaning are the usual rewards of candour. Not three in three thousand raw school-girl-governesses would have answered me as you have just done. But I don't mean to flatter you: if you are cast in a different mould to the majority, it is no merit of yours: Nature did it. And then, after all, I go too fast in my conclusions: for what I yet know, you may be no better than the rest; you may have intolerable defects to counterbalance your few good points.»
«And so may you,» I thought.” source

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