Quotations From AMELIA E BARR

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  • 1.
    Old age is the verdict of life.
    Amelia E. Barr (1831-1919), U.S. author; born in Scotland. All the Days of My Life, ch. 26 (1913).

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  • 2.
    ... the spiritual world is here and now and indisputably and preeminently real. It is the material world that is the realm of shadows.
    Amelia E. Barr, U.S. novelist. All the Days of My Life, ch. 1 (1913).

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  • 3.
    The fate of love is that it always seems too little or too much.
    Amelia E. Barr (1831-1919), Anglo-American novelist. The Belle of Bolling Green, ch. 5 (1904).

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  • 4.
    ... solitude is such a potential thing. We hear voices in solitude, we never hear in the hurry and turmoil of life; we receive counsels and comforts, we get under no other condition ...
    Amelia E. Barr (1831-1919), U.S. author; born in Scotland. All the Days of My Life, ch. 17 (1913).

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  • 5.
    ... money trials are not the hardest, and somehow or other, they are always overcome.
    Amelia E. Barr (1831-1919), U.S. author; born in Scotland. All the Days of My Life, ch. 15 (1913). Recalling a period of severe economic stress when she had six young children; serious illnesses were afflicting the family; her husband's employment was uncertain; and Texas, where they were living, was being rent by the Civil War.

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  • 6.
    Spiritual favors are not always to be looked for, and not always to be relied on.
    Amelia E. Barr (1831-1919), Anglo-American novelist. All the Days of My Life, ch. 19 (1913).
  • 7.
    Whatever the scientists may say, if we take the supernatural out of life, we leave only the unnatural.
    Amelia E. Barr (1831-1919), Anglo-American novelist. All the Days of My Life, ch. 26 (1913).

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  • 8.
    With renunciation life begins.
    Amelia E. Barr (1831-1919), Anglo-American novelist. All the Days of My Life, ch. 9 (1913).

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  • 9.
    ... though mathematics may teach a man how to build a bridge, it is what the Scotch Universities call the humanities, that teach him to be civil and sweet-tempered.
    Amelia E. Barr (1831-1919), U.S. author; born in Scotland. All the Days of My Life, ch. 22 (1913). On being treated rudely by a mathematics teacher.
  • 10.
    The inevitable has always found me ready and hopeful ...
    Amelia E. Barr (1831-1919), U.S. author; born in Scotland. All the Days of My Life, ch. 4 (1913).
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