Harriet Stowe Quotes


24 Harriet Stowe quotes:



"To be really great in little things, to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life, is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization."
Author: Stowe Quotes Category: Excellence Quotes
"Human nature is above all things—lazy."
Author: Stowe Quotes Category: Human Nature Quotes
"Where painting is weakest, namely, in the expression of the highest moral and spiritual ideas, there music is sublimely strong."
"If it were admitted that the great object is to read and enjoy a language, and the stress of the teaching were placed on the few things absolutely essential to this result, all might in their own way arrive there, and rejoice in its flowers."
"I no more thought of style or literary excellence than the mother who rushes into the street and cries for help to save her children from a burning house, thinks of the teachings of the rhetorician or the elocutionist."
Author: Stowe Quotes Category: Excellence Quotes
"Most mothers are instinctive philosophers."
Author: Stowe Quotes Category: American Author Quotes Mothers Quotes
"In all ranks of life the human heart yearns for the beautiful; and the beautiful things that God makes are his gift to all alike."
Author: Stowe Quotes Category: Desire Quotes
"The bitterest tear shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone"
Author: Stowe Quotes Category: Death Quotes
"I am speaking now of the highest duty we owe our friends, the noblest, the most sacred - that of keeping their own nobleness, goodness, pure and incorrupt."
"Home is a place not only of strong affections, but of entire unreserved; it is life's undress rehearsal, its backroom, its dressing room, from which we go forth to more careful and guarded intercourse, leaving behind...cast-off and everyday clothing."
Author: Stowe Quotes Category: Family Quotes
"I would not attack the faith of a heathen without being sure I had a better one to put in its place."
"When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn."
Author: Stowe Quotes Category: Perseverance Quotes
"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."
Author: Stowe Quotes Category: Hate Quotes Rebellion Quotes
"It's a matter of taking the side of the weak against the strong, something the best people have always done."
"Friendships are discovered rather than made."
"I did not write it. God wrote it. I merely did his dictation."
"The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone."
Author: Stowe Quotes Category: Regret Quotes Tears Quotes
"So much has been said and sung of beautiful young girls, why doesn't somebody wake up to the beauty of old women"
Author: Stowe Quotes Category: Beauty Quotes
"Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn"
"The past, the present and the future are really one: they are today."



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