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Quotations From M. E. W SHERWOOD

 

  • 1.
    She was the first of our rich women to wear many diamonds, and she always looked as if they wearied her.
    M. E. W. Sherwood (1826-1903), U.S. socialite, traveller, and author. An Epistle to Posterity, ch. 11 (1897). Sherwood was speaking of Mrs. J. J. Astor, mother of William Waldorf Astor, in New York City in the 1870s.

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  • 2.
    ... the English are very fond of being entertained, and ... they regard the French and the American people as destined by Heaven to amuse them.
    M. E. W. Sherwood (1826-1903), U.S. socialite, traveller, and author. An Epistle to Posterity, ch. 9 (1897).

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  • 3.
    Washington society has always demanded less and given more than any society in this country—demanded less of applause, deference, etiquette, and has accepted as current coin quick wit, appreciative tact, and a talent for talking.
    M. E. W. Sherwood (1826-1903), U.S. socialite, traveller, and author. An Epistle to Posterity, ch. 5 (1897).
  • 4.
    ... the first cathedral you see remains with you forever as the cathedral of the world.
    M. E. W. Sherwood (1826-1903), U.S. socialite, traveller, and author. An Epistle to Posterity, ch. 8 (1897).

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  • 5.
    Time should be imaged with a paint-brush instead of a scythe; he knows how to wield the former even better than the latter.
    M. E. W. Sherwood (1826-1903), U.S. socialite, traveller, and author. An Epistle to Posterity, ch. 8 (1897).

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  • 6.
    War is a most uneconomical, foolish, poor arrangement, a bloody enrichment of that soil which bears the sweet flower of peace ...
    M. E. W. Sherwood (1826-1903), U.S. socialite, traveller, and author. An Epistle to Posterity, ch. 5 (1897).

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  • 7.
    It is better to pay court to a queen ... than to worship, as we too often do, some unworthy person whose wealth is his sole passport into society. I believe that a habit of respect is good for the human race.
    M. E. W. Sherwood (1826-1903), U.S. socialite, traveller, and author. An Epistle to Posterity, ch. 8 (1897).

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  • 8.
    The radical changes in society from the small, well-considered hundreds to the countless thousands have of course destroyed the neighborly character of the strange conglomerate. It is more ornamental and much more luxurious now than then.
    M. E. W. Sherwood (1826-1903), U.S. socialite, traveller, and author. An Epistle to Posterity, ch. 11 (1897). Comparing New York "society" of the 1870s and the 1890s.
  • 9.
    ...I think the Americans are the only people who have good beds. I consider the American bedroom unparalleled for freshness, comfort, and cleanliness. It is worth going all over Europe in order to come home to one's own bed.
    M. E. W. Sherwood (1826-1903), U.S. socialite, traveller, and author. An Epistle to Posterity, ch. 15 (1897).

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  • 10.
    The young women, what can they not learn, what can they not achieve, with Columbia University annex thrown open to them? In this great outlook for women's broader intellectual development I see the great sunburst of the future.
    M. E. W. Sherwood (1826-1903), U.S. socialite, traveller, and author. An Epistle to Posterity, ch. 19 (1897). On the expanding, though still far from equal, educational opportunities for New York City women.

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