Amelia Edith Barr


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  • ''... 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.
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  • ''With renunciation life begins.''
    Amelia E. Barr (1831-1919), Anglo-American novelist. All the Days of My Life, ch. 9 (1913).
  • ''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).
  • ''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).
  • ''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).
  • ''... it is always the simple that produces the marvelous.''
    Amelia E. Barr (1831-1919), U.S. novelist. All the Days of My Life, ch. 1 (1913).
  • ''All changes are more or less tinged with melancholy, for what we are leaving behind is part of ourselves.''
    Amelia E. Barr (1831-1919), U.S. author; born in Scotland. All the Days of My Life, ch. 16 (1913).
  • ''... 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).
  • ''... 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.
  • ''What we buy, and pay for, is part of ourselves.''
    Amelia E. Barr (1831-1919), U.S. author; born in Scotland. All the Days of My Life, ch. 13 (1913).

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