Harriet Beecher Stowe Quotes


12 Harriet Beecher Stowe quotes:



"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."
"Everyone confesses that exertion which brings out all the powers of body and mind is the best thing for us; but 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."
"Human nature is above all things lazy."
"A man builds a house in England with the expectation of living in it and leaving it to his children; we shed our houses in America as easily as a snail does his shell."
"Any mind that is capable of real sorrow is capable of good."
"A woman's health is her capital."
"So much has been said and sung of beautiful young girls, why doesn't somebody wake up to the beauty of old women."
"To do common things perfectly is far better worth our endeavor than to do uncommon things respectably."
"Perhaps it is impossible for a person who does no good to do no harm."
"Now, if the principle of toleration were once admitted into classical education --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, if the tortoise were allowed time to creep, and the bird permitted to fly, and the fish to swim, towards the enchanted and divine sources of Helicon --all might in their own way arrive there, and rejoice in its flowers, its beauty, and its coolness."
Author: Stowe Quotes Category: Education 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. If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without a remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend."
"The longest day must have its close --the gloomiest night will wear on to a morning. An eternal, inexorable lapse of moments is ever hurrying the day of the evil to an eternal night, and the night of the just to an eternal day."



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