Quotations From ANNA C BRACKETT

 

  • 1.
    The more we reduce ourselves to machines in the lower things, the more force we shall set free to use in the higher.
    Anna C. Brackett (1836-1911), U.S. author. The Technique of Rest, ch. 2 (1892). Adopting a metaphor of the Industrial Revolution.
  • 2.
    ...there are perhaps only one or two things in the world which are not far more charming in desire than they are in possession.
    Anna C. Brackett (1836-1911), U.S. author. The Technique of Rest, ch. 3 (1892).

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  • 3.
    We go on multiplying our conveniences only to multiply our cares. We increase our possessions only to the enlargement of our anxieties.
    Anna C. Brackett (1836-1911), U.S. author. The Technique of Rest, ch. 2 (1892). On the changes wrought in people's material lives by industrialization.
  • 4.
    Do not seek for information of which you cannot make use.
    Anna C. Brackett (1836-1911), U.S. author. The Technique of Rest, ch. 2 (1892).
  • 5.
    He who receives a great many letters demanding answer, sees himself as if engaged in a hopeless struggle of one man against the rest of the world.
    Anna C. Brackett (1836-1911), U.S. author. The Technique of Rest, ch. 4 (1892).

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  • 6.
    ...pleasure lies in pursuit, not in the attainment. It is because of this, that society is never satisfied, and, however, wearied, is always on the race-track, straining every nerve to reach the goal.
    Anna C. Brackett (1836-1911), U.S. author. The Technique of Rest, ch. 3 (1892).
  • 7.
    ...it is decidedly an advantage to American homes that so many of the wives and mothers have served as teachers before becoming house-directors. ...
    Anna C. Brackett (1836-1911), U.S. author. The Technique of Rest, ch. 2 (1892). "House-director" was Brackett's term, probably influenced by the "domestic science" movement, for designating a "housewife" or "homemaker."

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