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I would not attack the faith of a heathen without being
by Harriet Beecher Stowe

I would not attack the faith of a heathen without being
sure I had a better one to put in its place.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

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

When you get into a tight place
and everything goes against you,
till it seems you cannot hold on a minute longer,
never give up then, for that is just
the place and time the tide will turn.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Where painting is weakest, namely, in the expression
of the highest moral and spiritual ideas,
there music is sublimely strong.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

 

To do common things perfectly is far better worth our
endeavor than to do uncommon things respectably.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

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

A woman's health is her capital.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

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Friendships are discovered rather than made.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.
- 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

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

Any mind that is capable of real sorrow is capable of good.
- 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

A man builds a house in England with the expectation
of living in it and leaving it to his children;
we shed our houses in America as easily as a snail does his shell.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

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

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

I did not write it.
God wrote it.
I merely did his dictation.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

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

It's a matter of taking the side of the weak against the strong,
something the best people have always done.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Perhaps it is impossible for a person who does no good to do no harm.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Human nature is above all things lazy.
- 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

Everyone confesses that exertion which brings out all
the powers of body and mind is the best thing for us;
but 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

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

The key to forgiveness is to forgive from the heart -
not from the mind.
- Sheri Rosenthal

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If not us, who, if not now, when?
- Anonymous

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

A ship in harbor is safe -
but that is not what ships are for.
- John A. Shedd

The possession of knowledge does not
kill the sense of wonder and mystery.
There is always more mystery.
- Anais Nin

It's not whether you get knocked down;
it's whether you get back up.
- Vince Lombardi

It is not the easy or convenient life
for which I search,
but life lived to the edge
of all that I may be.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Do not allow obligation or immediacy to
bind you to physical things or specific actions.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession
as they torment us with their loss.
- Epicurus

What you leave behind is not what
is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others.
- Pericles

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
- Erich Segal

Do not let what you cannot do
interfere with what you can do.
- John Wooden

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen


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