Harriet Beecher Stowe

[Christopher Crowfield] (14 June 1811 - 1 July 1896 / Litchfield, Connecticut)

Harriet Beecher Stowe Quotes

  • ''A woman's health is her capital.''
    Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), U.S. author. Household Papers and Stories, part 2, ch. 5 (1864).
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  • ''Whatever offices of life are performed by women of culture and refinement are thenceforth elevated; they cease to be mere servile toils, and become expressions of the ideas of superior beings.''
    Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), U.S. author. Household Papers and Stories, part 2, ch. 4 (1864).
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  • ''...care and labor are as much correlated to human existence as shadow is to light ...''
    Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), U.S. author. Household Papers and Stories, part 2, ch. 4 (1864).
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  • ''True love ennobles and dignifies the material labors of life; and homely services rendered for love's sake have in them a poetry that is immortal.''
    Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), U.S. author. Household Papers and Stories, part 2, ch. 4 (1864).
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  • ''All places where women are excluded tend downward to barbarism; but the moment she is introduced, there come in with her courtesy, cleanliness, sobriety, and order.''
    Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), U.S. author. Household Papers and Stories, part 2, ch. 2 (1864).
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  • ''Human nature is above all things—lazy.''
    Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), U.S. author. Household Papers and Stories, ch. 6 (1864).
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  • ''The obstinancy of cleverness and reason is nothing to the obstinancy of folly and inanity.''
    Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), U.S. novelist, anti-slavery campaigner. Little Foxes, ch. 4 (1865).
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  • ''Home is a place not only of strong affections, but of entire unreserve; it is life's undress rehearsal, its backroom, its dressing room, from which we go forth to more careful and guarded intercourse, leaving behind us much debris of cast-off and everyday clothing.''
    Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), U.S. novelist, abolitionist. Little Foxes, ch. 1 (1865).
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  • ''A little reflection will enable any person to detect in himself that setness in trifles which is the result of the unwatched instinct of self-will and to establish over himself a jealous guardianship.''
    Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), U.S. novelist, anti-slavery campaigner. Little Foxes, ch. 4 (1865).
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  • ''The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.''
    Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), U.S. novelist, anti-slavery campaigner. Little Foxes, ch. 3 (1865).
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Best Poem of Harriet Beecher Stowe

The Mystery Of Life

Life's mystery - deep, restless as the ocean -
Hath surged and wailed for ages to and fro;
Earth's generations watch its ceaseless motion,
As in and out its hollow moanings flow.
Shivering and yearning by that unknown sea,
Let my soul calm itself, O Christ, in thee!

Life's sorrows, with inexorable power,
Sweep desolation o'er this mortal plain;
And human loves and hopes fly as the chaff
Borne by the whirlwind from the ripened grain.
Ah! when before that blast my hopes all flee,
Let my soul calm itself, O Christ, in thee!

Between the mysteries of ...

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Mary At The Cross

'Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother.'

O wondrous mother! since the dawn of time
Was ever love, was ever grief, like thine?
O highly favored in thy joy's deep flow,
And favored, even in this, thy bitterest woe!

Poor was that home in simple Nazareth
Where, fairly growing, like some silent flower,

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