May Sarton Quotes

12 May Sarton quotes:

"Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace."
"Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit, who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth, and without light nothing flowers."
"Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self."
Author: Sarton Quotes Category: American Poet Quotes Loneliness Quotes
"Self-respect is nothing to hide behind. When you need it most it isn't there."
"May we agree that private life is irrelevant? Multiple, mixed, ambiguous at best -- out of it we try to fashion the crystal clear, the singular, the absolute, and that is what is relevant; that is what matters."
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"The minute one utters a certainty, the opposite comes to mind."
"Most people have to talk so they won't hear."
"One must think like a hero to behave like a merely decent human being."
"Don't forget that compared to a grownup person every baby is a genius. Think of the capacity to learn! The freshness, the temperament, the will of a baby a few months old!"
"A man with a talent does what is expected of him, makes his way, constructs, is an engineer, a composer, a builder of bridges. It's the natural order of things that he construct objects outside himself and his family. The woman who does so is aberrant. We have to expiate for this cursed talent someone handed out to us, by mistake, in the black mystery of genetics."
Author: Sarton Quotes Category: Talent Quotes
"No partner in a love relationship...should feel that he has to give up an essential part of himself to make it viable."
"We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be"
Author: Sarton Quotes Category: Self Quotes

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