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In all ranks of life the human heart yearns for the beautiful;
by 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

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

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

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

Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

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

Friendships are discovered rather than made.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Human nature is above all things lazy.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

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

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

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

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

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece.
I challenge you to join the ranks of those people
who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
- Tony Robbins

History will tell where I stand in the ranks of Bond villains,
I have no control over that.
- Rick Yune

The poet ranks far below the painter
in the representation of visible things,
and far below the musician in that of invisible things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

The Teutons have been singing the swan song ever since
they entered the ranks of history.
They have always confounded truth with death.
- Henry Miller

The dramatic modernization of the Asian economies ranks
alongside the Renaissance and the Industrial Revolution
as one of the most important developments in economic history.
- Larry Summers

Jesus picked up twelve men from the bottom ranks of
business and forged them into an organisation that conquered the world.
- Bruce Barton

The white spruce forest along the banks is most inspiring,
magnificent here.
Down the terraced slopes and right to the water's edge
on the alluvial soil it stands in ranks.
- Ernest Thompson Seton

The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority,
but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
- Marcus Aurelius

You must not fear death, my lads; defy him,
and you drive him into the enemy's ranks.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Money is a strange thing.
It ranks with love as our greatest source of joy,
and with death as our greatest source of anxiety.
- Joe Moore

Though there is growing division among the Ukrainian
military ranks as to loyalty in this revolution,
the possibility of violence looms over the entire situation.
- Bob Schaffer

The U.S.
routinely ranks lower than other countries in health
outcomes such as infant mortality.
- Tammy Baldwin

Israel ranks her priorities in the following way:
security,
land, and water.
- Bashar al-Assad

I'm a four star general in this thing,
and you don't rise to the ranks of a four star general
by hanging about the house being the perfect dad.
- Sam Elliott

There is room in our ranks for the old and decrepit,
as well as the young and vigorous.
- Gerrit Smith

The young patriots now returning from war in Iraq and
Afghanistan and other deployments worldwide are joining
the ranks of veterans to whom America owes an immense debt of gratitude.
- Steve Buyer

For the first time ever I was taking the family on the road.
We stayed with my in-laws, which on life's list of
experiences ranks right below sitting in a tub full of scissors.
- Jeff Foxworthy

We might all place ourselves in one of two ranks the women who do something,
and the women who do nothing; the first being of course
the only creditable place to occupy.
- Lucy Larcom

In any assembly the simplest way to stop transacting
business and split the ranks is to appeal to a principal.
- Jacques Barzun

Who included me among the ranks of the human race?
- Joseph Brodsky

Myspace alone has just over 80 million users and ranks
as the sixth most popular English language website
and the eighth most popular site in the world.
- Mike Fitzpatrick

The possible ranks higher than the actual.
- Martin Heidegger

A comfortable house is a great source of happiness.
It ranks immediately after health and a good conscience.
- Sydney Smith

Before a group can enter the open society,
it must first close ranks.
- Stokely Carmichael

To begin to think with purpose, is to enter the ranks
of those strong ones who only recognize failure as
one of the pathways to attainment.
- James Allen

I don't look to find an educated person in the ranks of university graduates,
necessarily.
Some of the most educated people I know have never been near a university.
- John Keegan

Do not try to push your way through to the front ranks of your profession;
do not run after distinctions and rewards;
but do your utmost to find an entry into the world of beauty.
- Sydney Smith

People told me, when I was coming through the ranks,
that a mark of a great actor is one who deals with
the period of unemployment as well as they deal with
the period of employment.
- Claudia Black

In Europe the various ranks of society are,
like the strata of the earth, fixed and fossilized.
There can be no great change without a terrible upheaval,
a social earthquake.
- Josiah Strong

Elections are about choosing sides, but inaugurations are about closing ranks.
- Ted Kulongoski

So many other countries have had female leaders,
in fact the U.S.
ranks 61st in female representation in government and
I think it is startling and sign of a change that needs to be made.
- Geena Davis

Tony Blair faced a massive defection from his own party
ranks during voting around the intervention in Iraq.
For our present purpose, the point is not that he survived the defection,
but that he had to face it.
- Stockwell Day

Yesterday in this country we had people die of hunger and malnutrition.
In some parts of this country, the infant mortality
rate rivals that of sub-Saharan Africa.
We have a public education system that ranks below
that of almost any other Western nation.
- Alcee Hastings

Among the best traitors Ireland has ever had,
Mother Church ranks at the very top,
a massive obstacle in the path to equality and freedom.
She has been a force for conservatism...
to ward off threats to her own security and influence.
- Bernadette Devlin

Among my activities was membership in the Boy Scouts;
I rose each year through the ranks,
eventually achieving the rank of Eagle Scout and undertaking
leadership roles in the organization.
- Frederick Reines

Increasingly, stars are recruited from the ranks of professional models,
with the result that today's starlets are better dressed
and better groomed than ever before,
though it is doubtful if they are better actresses.
- Rita Hayworth

When once a certain class of people has been placed
by the temporal and spiritual authorities outside the
ranks of those whose life has value,
then nothing comes more naturally to men than murder.
- Simone Weil

The strongest predictor of unhappiness is anyone who
has had a mental illness in the last 10 years.
It is an even stronger predictor of unhappiness than poverty -
which also ranks highly.
- Polly Toynbee

Jimmy Carter began his planning in the early summer of 1976,
Ronald Reagan a year prior.
The Clinton Administration, elected in 1992,
lingered in naming its team, and as a result,
took almost a year to staff its ranks.
- Richard V. Allen

Mr. Chairman, the price for continuing this war is too high,
not only in budgetary terms, but in American lives,
Iraqi civilian casualties blamed on America and in
the steady increase in the terrorist ranks that this
war is provoking around the globe.
- John Conyers

Every pioneer and musician who could carry a musket went into the ranks.
Even the sick and foot-sore, who could not keep up in the march,
came up as soon as they could find their regiments,
and took their places in line of battle,
while it was battle, indeed.
- Joshua Chamberlain

My home State of North Carolina ranks 12th in the United
States for increased aging population and,
according to a national report, 41st in overall health.
According to this same report, individuals aged 50+ are the least healthy.
- Howard Coble

In comparison, Google is brilliant because it uses
an algorithm that ranks Web pages by the number of links to them,
with those links themselves valued by the number of
links to their page of origin.
- Michael Shermer

A person who doubts himself is like a man who would
enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms agains himself.
He makes his failure certain by himself being the first
person to be convinced of it.
- Ambrose Bierce

I joined the army as a private.
I was offered a rank at that time, but I refused.
I preferred to remain a private.
First of all, I wasn't taken by ranks,
and before I knew it, they put me in the most sensitive positions anyway.
- Shimon Peres


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