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The Brontë sisters' words of wisdom

There's more to the Brontë sisters than bonnets and looking out over the moors, so we thought it was high time to honour three of Stylist's literary heroines - Charlotte, Emily and Ann Brontë .

Daughters of a cleric, the sisters lived quiet and reclusive lives in Victorian England. Yet browse the collective works of the talented trio and you'll find pages peppered with forward-thinking statements about a woman's role in society and indispensable life advice about love, marriage and friendship. From Ms Eyres' classic lines to wise words from Anne's lesser known novels, we've picked out a selection of the most insightful quotes from the Brontë sisters.

Picture credit: Rex Features

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