The best Quotations

The mother as a social servant instead of a home servant will not lack in true mother duty. from her work, loved and honored though it is, she will return to her home life, the child life, with an eager, ceaseless pleasure, cleansed of all the fret and fraction and weariness that so mar it now.
- Charlotte P. Gillman

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Quotation The first blow is half the battle. - writer
Quotation The catalogue of forms is endless: until every shape has found its city, new cities will continue to be born. When the forms exhaust their variety and come apart, the end of cities begins. - writer
Quotation The hottest love has the coldest end. - writer
Quotation Dear to us are those who love us... but dearer are those who reject us as unworthy, for they add another life; they build a heaven before us whereof we had not dreamed, and thereby supply to us new powers out of the recesses of the spirit, and urge us to new and unattempted performances. - writer
Quotation After all, when you come right down to it, how many people speak the same language even when they speak the same language? - writer
Quotation To cease to admire is a proof of deterioration. - writer