The best Quotations


A little credulity helps one on through life very smoothly.
- Elizabeth Gaskell

At last now you can be what the old cannot recall and the young long for in dreams, yet still include them all.
- Elizabeth Gaskell

A good neighbor sometimes cuts your morning up to mince-meat of the very smallest talk, then helps to sugar her bohea at night with your reputation.
- Elizabeth Gaskell

A great idea is usually original to more than one discoverer. great ideas come when the world needs them. great ideas surround the world's ignorance and press for admission.
- Elizabeth Gaskell

A sumptuous dwelling the rich man hath. and dainty is his repast; but remember that luxury's prodigal hand keeps the furnace of toil in blast.
- Elizabeth Gaskell

A wise parent humors the desire for independent action, so as to become the friend and advisor when his absolute rule shall cease.
- Elizabeth Gaskell

A woman's always younger than a man at equal years.
- Elizabeth Gaskell

Absence blots people out. we really have no absent friends.
- Elizabeth Gaskell

Absence does not make the heart grow fonder, but it sure heats up the blood.
- Elizabeth Gaskell

Ah tell me not that memory sheds gladness over the past; what is recalled by faded flowers save that they did not last?
- Elizabeth Gaskell

A little credulity helps one on through life very smoothly.
- Elizabeth Gaskell

A wise parent humors the desire for independent action, so as to become the friend and advisor when his absolute rule shall cease.
- Elizabeth Gaskell

He had not an ounce of superfluous flesh on his bones, and leanness goes a great way towards gentility.
- Elizabeth Gaskell

How easy it is to judge rightly after one sees what evil comes from judging wrongly!
- Elizabeth Gaskell

I'll not listen to reason. reason always means what someone else has got to say.
- Elizabeth Gaskell

Madam your wife and i didn't hit it off the only time i ever saw her. i won't say she was silly, but i think one of us was silly, and it wasn't me.
- Elizabeth Gaskell

My heart burnt within me with indignation and grief; we could think of nothing else. all night long we had only snatches of sleep, waking up perpetually to the sense of a great shock and grief. every one is feeling the same. i never knew so universal a feeling.
- Elizabeth Gaskell

People may flatter themselves just as much by thinking that their faults are always present to other people's minds, as if they believe that the world is always contemplating their individual charms and virtues.
- Elizabeth Gaskell

Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom.
- Elizabeth Gaskell

To be sure a stepmother to a girl is a different thing to a second wife to a man!
- Elizabeth Gaskell


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Quotation Doubt, the essential preliminary of all improvement and discovery, must accompany the stages of man's onward progress. The faculty of doubting and questioning, without which those of comparison and judgment would be useless, is itself a divine prerogative of the reason. - writer