"A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities. "
"It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till.
What weather they shall have is not ours to rule. "
North and South (Part 3)"You must give our regards to the Hales. You must tell them how the London break is suiting Miss Hale - don’t you think, Thornton? Doesn’t Miss Hale look well?"
“Come poor little heart! be cheery and brave. We’ll be a great deal to one another, if we are thrown off and left desolate.” ― North and South, Chapter XXXIX
Thornton : She denies she was at the station?
Mason : Twice. Very emphatic about it.
North and South, ep 03
Margaret Hale softens after Mr Thornton’s marriage proposal
When he was gone, she thought she had seen the gleam of unshed tears in his eyes; and that turned her proud dislike into something different and kinder, if nearly as painful—self-reproach for having caused such mortification to any one.
- Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South.
"go where you will, the name of john thornton in milton, manufacturer and magistrate, is known and respected amongst all men of business. and sought after by all the young women in milton."
North and South (Part 1)"The people here don’t want learning. They don’t want books and culture. It’s all money and smoke, that’s what they eat and breathe."