Charlotte Brontë quote about youth from Jane Eyre - But what is so headstrong as youth? What so blind as inexperience?
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But what is so headstrong as youth? What so blind as inexperience?
 Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre (16 October 1847). copy citation

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

Context

“«Mrs. Fairfax will smile you a calm welcome, to be sure,» said I; «and little Adèle will clap her hands and jump to see you: but you know very well you are thinking of another than they, and that he is not thinking of you.»
But what is so headstrong as youth? What so blind as inexperience? These affirmed that it was pleasure enough to have the privilege of again looking on Mr. Rochester, whether he looked on me or not; and they added—«Hasten! HASTEN! be with him while you may: but a few more days or weeks, at most, and you are parted from him for ever!»” source

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