Harriet Beecher Stowe

Litchfield, Connecticut
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Litchfield, Connecticut

Quotes

11 November 2014
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.
11 November 2014
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.
11 November 2014
Human nature is above all things—lazy.
11 November 2014
The obstinancy of cleverness and reason is nothing to the obstinancy of folly and inanity.
11 November 2014
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.
11 November 2014
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.
11 November 2014
The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
11 November 2014
The burning of rebellious thoughts in the little breast, of internal hatred and opposition, could not long go on without slight whiffs of external smoke, such as mark the course of subterranean fire.
11 November 2014
What makes saintliness in my view, as distinguished from ordinary goodness, is a certain quality of magnanimity and greatness of soul that brings life within the circle of the heroic.
11 November 2014
Everyone confesses in the abstract that exertion which brings out all the powers of body and mind is the best thing for us all; but practically most people do all they can to get rid of it, and as a general rule nobody does much more than circumstances drive them to do.

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