Quotes of Harriet Beecher Stowe

“ Friendships are discovered rather than made. ”

- Harriet Beecher Stowe

“ When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. ”

- Harriet Beecher Stowe

“ All serious daring starts from within. ”

- Harriet Beecher Stowe

“ The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone. ”

- Harriet Beecher Stowe

“ The longest way must have its close – the gloomiest night will wear on to a morning. ”

- Harriet Beecher Stowe

“ When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. ”

- Harriet Beecher Stowe

“ Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. ”

- Harriet Beecher Stowe

“ The past, the present and the future are really one: they are today. ”

- Harriet Beecher Stowe

“ Most mothers are instinctive philosophers. ”

- 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

“ Most mothers are instinctive philosophers. ”

- Harriet Beecher Stowe

“ When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. ”

- Harriet Beecher Stowe

“ there'll be the same God there Chloe that there is here ”

- Harriet Beecher Stowe

“ The truth is the kindest thing we can give folks in the end. ”

- 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. There is a most busy and important round of eating, drinking, dressing, walking, visiting, buying, selling, talking, reading, and all that makes up what is commonly called living, yet to be gone through… ”

- 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

“ 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

“ It takes years and maturity to make the discovery that the power of faith is nobler than the power of doubt; and that there is a celestial wisdom in the ingenuous propensity to trust, which belongs to honest and noble natures. ”

- 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? Is that religion which is less 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

“ 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

“ Many a humble soul will be amazed to find that the seed it sowed in weakness, in the dust of daily life, has blossomed into immortal flowers under the eye of the Lord. ”

- 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

“ 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

“ 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

“ All serious daring starts from within. - Harriet Beecher Stowe. ”

- 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

“ The past, the present and the future are really one — they are today. ”

- 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

“ 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

“ 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
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