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

...the heart has no tears to give,-it drops only blood, bleeding itself away in silence. Harriet Beecher Stowe

It is one mark of a superior mind to understand and be influenced by the superiority of others. Harriet Beecher Stowe

Praise is sunshine; it warms, it inspires, it promotes growth; blame and rebuke are rain and hail; they beat down and bedraggle, even though they may at times be necessary. Harriet Beecher Stowe

the heaviest anguish often precedes a return tide of joy and courage. Harriet Beecher Stowe

That ignorant confidence in one's self and one's future, which comes in life's first dawn, has a sort of mournful charm in experienced eyes, who know how much it all amounts to. Harriet Beecher Stowe

Great as the planning were for the dinner, the lot was so contrived that not a soul in the house be supposed to be kept from the break of day ceremony of Blessing in the church. Harriet Beecher Stowe

Of course, in a novel, people's hearts break, and they die and that is the end of it; and in a story this is very convenient. But in real life we do not die when all that makes life bright dies to us. Harriet Beecher Stowe

Home is a place not only of strong affections, but of entire unreserve; it is life's undress rehearsal, its backroom, its dressing room. 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

So much has been said and sung of beautiful young girls, why doesn't somebody wake up to the beauty of old women. Harriet Beecher Stowe

By what strange law of mind is it that an idea long overlooked, and trodden underfoot as a useless stone, suddenly sparkles out in new light, as a discovered diamond? Harriet Beecher Stowe

In the gates of eternity, the black band and the white hand hold each other with an equal clasp. Harriet Beecher Stowe

Midnight, - strange mystic hour, - when the veil between the frail present and the eternal future grows thin. Harriet Beecher Stowe

Cathedrals do not seem to me to have been built. They seem, rather, stupendous growths of nature, like crystals, or cliffs of basalt. Harriet Beecher Stowe

A ship is a beauty and a mystery wherever we see it ... Harriet Beecher Stowe

Sensitive people never like the fatigue of justifying their instincts. Harriet Beecher Stowe

The soul awakes ... between two dim eternities - the eternal past, the eternal future. Harriet Beecher Stowe

Mountains are nature's testimonials of anguish. They are the sharp cry of a groaning and travailing creation. Nature's stern agony writes itself on these furrowed brows of gloomy stone. These reft and splintered crags stand, the dreary images of patient sorrow, existing verdureless and stern because exist they must. Harriet Beecher Stowe

General rules will bear hard on particular cases. Harriet Beecher Stowe

Get your evidences of grace by pressing forward to the mark, and not by groping with a lantern after the boundary lines. Harriet Beecher Stowe

People will accept your ideas much more readily if you tell them that Benjamin Franklin said it first. Perhaps it is impossible for a person who does no good to do no harm. Harriet Beecher Stowe

The greater the interest involved in a truth the more careful, self-distrustful, and patient should be the inquiry. I would not attack the faith of a heathen without being sure I had a better one to put in its place, because, such as it is, it is better than nothing. 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

Is what you hear at church religion? Is that which can bend, turn, and descend and ascend, to fit every crooked phrase of selfish, worldly society religion? Is that religion which is scrupulous, less generous, less just, less considerate for man, than even my own ungodly, worldly, blinded nature? No! When I look for religion, I must look for something above me, and not something beneath. Harriet Beecher Stowe

I s'pect I growed. Don't think nobody never made me. Harriet Beecher Stowe

Any mind that is capable of a real sorrow is capable of good. Harriet Beecher Stowe

When you get into a tight place, and everything goes against you till it seems as if you could n't hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that 's just the place and time that the tide 'll turn. Never trust to prayer without using every means in your power, and never use the means without trusting in prayer. Get your evidences of grace by pressing forward to the mark, and not by groping with a lantern after the boundary-lines, - and so, boys, go, and God bless you! Harriet Beecher Stowe

What is it that sometimes speaks in the soul so calmly, so clearly, that its earthly time is short? Is it the secret instinct of decaying nature, or the soul's impulsive throb, as immortality draws on? Be what it may, it rested in the heart of Eva, a calm, sweet, prophetic certainty that Heaven was near; calm as the light of sunset, sweet as the bright stillness of autumn, there her little heart reposed, only troubled by sorrow for those who loved her so dearly. Harriet Beecher Stowe

It lies around us like a cloud- A world we do not see; Yet the sweet closing of an eye May bring us there to be. Harriet Beecher Stowe

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

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

Perhaps it is impossible for a person who does no good to do no harm. 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

At last I have come into a dreamland... Harriet Beecher Stowe

We should remember in our dealings with animals that they are a sacred trust to us from our Heavenly Father. They are dumb and cannot speak for themselves. Harriet Beecher Stowe

Death! Strange that there should be such a word, and such a thing, and we ever forget it; that one should be living, warm and beautiful, full of hopes, desires and wants, one day, and the next be gone, utterly gone, and forever! Harriet Beecher Stowe

Once in an age, God sends to some of us a friend who loves in us... not the person that we are, But the angel we may be. Harriet Beecher Stowe

Talk of the abuses of slavery! Humbug! The thing itself is the essence of all abuse! Harriet Beecher Stowe

Sweet souls around us watch us still, press nearer to our side; Into our thoughts, into our prayers, with gentle helpings glide. Harriet Beecher Stowe

When you get in a tight place and everything goes against you, until it seems as if you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time when the tide will turn. Harriet Beecher Stowe

The negro is an exotic of the most gorgeous and superb countries of the world, and he has deep in his heart a passion for all that is splendid, rich, and fanciful; a passion which, rudely indulged by an untrained taste, draws on him the ridicule of the colder and more correct white race. Harriet Beecher Stowe

I am one of the sort that lives by throwing stones at other people's glass houses, but I never mean to put up one for them to stone. Harriet Beecher Stowe

There is no phase of the Italian mind that has not found expression in its music. Harriet Beecher Stowe

Religion! Is what you hear at church religion? Is that which can bend and turn, and descend and ascend, to fit every crooked phase of selfish, worldly society, religion? Harriet Beecher Stowe

Half the misery in the world comes of want of courage to speak and to hear the truth plainly and in a spirit of love. Harriet Beecher Stowe

Can anybody tell what sorrows are locked up with our best affections, or what pain may be associated with every pleasure? Harriet Beecher Stowe

The world has been busy for some centuries in shutting and locking every door through which a woman could step into wealth, except the door of marriage. Harriet Beecher Stowe

Cause I'se wicked, - I is. I's mighty wicked, anyhow, I can't help it. Harriet Beecher Stowe

Children will grow up substantially what they are by nature - and only that. Harriet Beecher Stowe

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. Harriet Beecher Stowe

All men are free and equal in the grave, if it comes to that. Harriet Beecher Stowe

A day of grace is yet held out to us. Both North and South have been guilty before God; and the Christian Church has a heavy account to answer. Not by combining together, to protest injustice and cruelty, and making a common capital of sin, is this Union to be saved-but by repentance, justice and mercy; for, not surer is the eternal law by which the millstone sinks in the ocean, than that stronger law, by which injustice and cruelty shall bring on nations the wrath of Almighty God. Harriet Beecher Stowe

Friendships are discovered rather than made. Harriet Beecher Stowe

Human nature is above all things lazy. Harriet Beecher Stowe

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. Harriet Beecher Stowe

Let us never doubt everything that ought to happen is going to happen. Harriet Beecher Stowe

In lecturing on cookery, as on housebuilding, I divide the subject into, not four, but five grand elements: first, Bread; second,Butter; third, Meat; fourth, Vegetables; and fifth, Tea-by which I mean, generically, all sorts of warm, comfortable drinks served out in teacups, whether they be called tea, coffee, chocolate, broma, or what not. I affirm that, if these five departments are all perfect, the great ends of domestic cookery are answered, so far as the comfort and well-being of life are concerned. Harriet Beecher Stowe

Children will grow up substantially what they are by nature-and only that. Harriet Beecher Stowe

Your little child is the only true democrat. Harriet Beecher Stowe

Late in the afternoon of a chilly day in February, two gentlemen were sitting alone over their wine, in a well-furnished dining-parlor, in the town of P -, in Kentucky. Harriet Beecher Stowe

Great as the preparations were for the dinner, everything was so contrived that not a soul in the house should be kept from the morning service of Thanksgiving in the church. Harriet Beecher Stowe

For how imperiously, how coolly, in disregard of all one's feelings, does the hard, cold, uninteresting course of daily realities move on! Still we must eat, and drink, and sleep, and wake again, - still bargain, buy, sell, ask and answer questions, - pursue, in short, a thousand shadows, though all interest in them be over; the cold, mechanical habit of living remaining, after all vital interest in it has fled. Harriet Beecher Stowe

a true gentleman ... was characterized as the man that asks the fewest questions. This trait of refined society might be adopted into home-like in a far greater degree than it is, and make it far more agreeable. Harriet Beecher Stowe

Sublime is the dominion of the mind over the body, that, for a time, can make flesh and nerve impregnable, and string the sinews like steel, so that the weak become so mighty! Harriet Beecher Stowe

the Lord gives good many things twice over; but he don't give ye a mother but once. Harriet Beecher Stowe

there is no independence and pertinacity of opinion like that of these seemingly soft, quiet creatures, whom it is so easy to silence, and so difficult to convince. Harriet Beecher Stowe

O, with what freshness, what solemnity and beauty, is each new day born; as if to say to insensate man, "Behold! thou hast one more chance! Strive for immortal glory! Harriet Beecher Stowe

We hear often of the distress of the negro servants, on the loss of a kind master; and with good reason, for no creature on God's earth is left more utterly unprotected and desolate than the slave in these circumstances. Harriet Beecher Stowe

I 'spect I growed. Don't think nobody never made me. Harriet Beecher Stowe

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