The best Quotations


Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

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.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

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.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

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.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

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.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

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 us much debris of cast-off and everyday clothing.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

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.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Mothers are the most instinctive philosophers.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

No one is so thoroughly superstitious as the godless man.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Nobody had ever instructed him that a slave-ship, with a procession of expectant sharks in its wake, is a missionary institution, by which closely-packed heathen are brought over to enjoy the light of the gospel.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

One would like to be grand and heroic, if one could; but if not, why try at all? one wants to be very something, very great, very heroic; or if not that, then at least very stylish and very fashionable. it is this everlasting mediocrity that bores me.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

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.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

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.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

The obstinacy of cleverness and reason is nothing to the obstinacy of folly and inanity.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

These words dropped into my childish mind as if you should accidentally drop a ring into a deep well. i did not think of them much at the time, but there came a day in my life when the ring was fished up out of the well, good as new.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

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.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

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.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Whipping and abuse are like laudanum: you have to double the dose as the sensibilities decline.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe


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Quotation Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in. That everyone may receive at least a moderate education appears to be an objective of vital importance. - writer
Quotation I don't have to look up my family tree, because I know that I'm the sap. - writer
Quotation Have you heard that it was good to gain the day? I also say it is good to fall, battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won. - writer