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As soon as I began, it seemed impossible to write fast enough -
by Helen Hunt Jackson

As soon as I began, it seemed impossible to write fast enough -
I wrote faster than I would write a letter -
two thousand to three thousand words in a morning,
and I cannot help it.
- Helen Hunt Jackson

Motherhood is priced Of God, at price no man may dare
To lessen or misunderstand.
- Helen Hunt Jackson

If I can do one hundredth part for the Indian that Mrs.
Stowe did for the Negro, I will be thankful.
- Helen Hunt Jackson

On the king's gate the moss grew gray;
The king came not.
They call'd him dead; And made his eldest son,
one day, Slave in his father's stead.
- Helen Hunt Jackson

 

O sweet, delusive Noon, Which the morning climbs to find,
O moment sped too soon, And morning left behind.
- Helen Hunt Jackson

Bee to the blossom, moth to the flame;
Each to his passion; what's in a name?
- Helen Hunt Jackson

The goldenrod is yellow, The corn is turning brown,
The trees in apple orchards With fruit are bending down.
- Helen Hunt Jackson

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When love is at its best, one loves so much that he cannot forget.
- Helen Hunt Jackson

O month when they who love must love and wed.
- Helen Hunt Jackson

But great loves, to the last, have pulses red;
All great loves that have ever died dropped dead.
- Helen Hunt Jackson

By all these lovely tokens September days are here,
With summer's best of weather And autumn's best of cheer.
- Helen Hunt Jackson

Words are less needful to sorrow than to joy.
- Helen Hunt Jackson

When Time is spent, Eternity begins.
- Helen Hunt Jackson

There is nothing so skillful in its own defense as imperious pride.
- Helen Hunt Jackson

I know the lands are lit, with all the autumn blaze of Goldenrod.
- Helen Hunt Jackson

Love has a tide!
- Helen Hunt Jackson

But all lost things are in the angels' keeping,
Love; No past is dead for us, but only sleeping,
Love; The years of Heaven with all earth's little pain
Make Good Together there we can begin again,
In babyhood.
- Helen Hunt Jackson

When the baby dies, On every side Rose stranger's voices,
hard and harsh and loud.
The baby was not wrapped in any shroud.
The mother made no sound.
Her head was bowed That men's eyes might not see Her misery.
- Helen Hunt Jackson

There cannot be found in the animal kingdom a bat,
or any other creature, so blind in its own range of
circumstance and connection,
as the greater majority of human beings are in the
bosoms of their families.
- Helen Hunt Jackson

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

As soon as man does not take his existence for granted,
but beholds it as something
unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.
- Albert Schweitzer

Act the way you'd like to be
and soon you'll be the way you act.
- Leonard Cohen

Knowledge is soon changed, then lost in the mist, an echo half-heard.
- Gene Wolfe

As soon as you trust yourself,
you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We should meet abuse by forbearance.
Human nature is so constituted that
if we take absolutely no notice of anger or abuse,
the person indulging in it will soon weary of it and stop.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you don't.
If you'd like to win, but think you can't
It's almost a cinch you won't.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man;
But soon or late the man who wins is the one who thinks he can.
- Anonymous

Finish each day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities have crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day;
you shall begin it serenely
and with too high a spirit
to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

As soon as there is life there is danger.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If a man does not make new acquaintances
as he advances through life,
he will soon find himself alone.
A man, sir, should keep his friendships in constant repair.
- Samuel Johnson

The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon,
but that we wait so long to begin it.
- Anonymous

I am but a grain of sand on the beach of life.
My footprints in the sands of time soon wash away.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As soon as someone is identified as an unsung hero,
he no longer is.
- George Carlin

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.
- Albert Einstein

There was a time when a fool and his money were soon parted,
but now it happens to everybody.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench
the fire of love with words.
- William Shakespeare

Some people will never learn anything,
for this reason, because they understand everything too soon.
- Alexander Pope

I made my money by selling too soon.
- Bernard Baruch

A fool and his money are soon parted.
- Thomas Tusser

One of the definitions of sanity is the ability to tell real from unreal.
Soon we'll need a new definition.
- Alvin Toffler

A fool and his money are soon elected.
- Will Rogers

There is poetry as soon as we realize that we possess nothing.
- John Cage

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it.
I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint.
What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
- Henry David Thoreau

Love built on beauty, soon as beauty,
dies.
- John Donne

So many of our dreams at first seem impossible,
then they seem improbable, and then,
when we summon the will,
they soon become inevitable.
- Christopher Reeve

Soon we'll be out amid the cold world's strife.
Soon we'll be sliding down the razor blade of life.
But as we go our sordid sep'rate ways,
We shall ne'er forget thee, thou golden college days.
Hearts full of youth,
Hearts full of truth,
Six parts gin to one part vermouth.
- Tom Lehrer - song: Bright College Days,
album: An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer

When people get married because they think
it's a long-time love affair,
they'll be divorced very soon,
because all love affairs end in disappointment.
But marriage is a recognition of a spiritual identity.
- Joseph Campbell

There is a fine line between perseverance and insanity.
At what point have you tried your best,
and it's time to do something different?
It's a balance - a paradox.
If you get in the habit of giving up
as soon as something gets difficult,
your life won't work,
but if you keep tilting at windmills -
madly trying the same thing again and again,
your life also won't work.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Birds are indicators of the environment.
If they are in trouble, we know we'll soon be in trouble.
- Roger Tory Peterson

Truth is by nature self-evident.
As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance
that surround it, it shines clear.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I'd just as soon play tennis with the net down.
- Robert Frost

A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're
talking about real money.
- Everett Dirksen

I'd just as soon stay home and raise babies.
- June Allyson

He who lives by the crystal ball soon learns to eat ground glass.
- Edgar R. Fiedler

The filth and noise of the crowded streets soon destroy
the elasticity of health which belongs to the country boy.
- Rutherford B. Hayes

However, I began composing as soon as I started taking piano lessons.
- Gyorgy Legeti

I courted fame but as a spur to brave and honest deeds;
who despises fame will soon renounce the virtues that deserve it.
- David Mallet

Actually 'Soon' has more than the Left Behind series,
but I really believe less is more.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

No matter how small and unimportant what we are doing may seem,
if we do it well, it may soon become the step that
will lead us to better things.
- Channing Pollock

Soon I learned that the worse the puns and jokes,
the funnier they could be, if you knew how to deliver them.
- John Lasseter

Let none think to fly the danger for soon or late love is his own avenger.
- Lord Byron

Being away from her is torturous and I'd much prefer to be with her.
So I just try to get out of here as soon as I can.
I make sure I do my job real well and fast.
- Richard Dean Anderson

If Britney would paint her ass green,
I'm sure you could spot green asses all over LA as
soon as the word was out.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

As soon as Young read my statements and saw clearly what I was saying,
he stopped communicating with me.
- Tony Conrad

We begin to die as soon as we are born,
and the end is linked to the beginning.
- Bret Harte

A great writer creates a world of his own and his readers are proud to live in it.
A lesser writer may entice them in for a moment,
but soon he will watch them filing out.
- Cyril Connolly

We are Bayern Munich and English teams always have
trouble as soon as they leave the island.
- Oliver Kahn

The first trip of the Pony Express was made in ten days -
an average of two hundred miles a day.
But we soon began stretching our riders and making better time.
- Buffalo Bill

The white man's victory soon became complete by fraud,
violence, intimidation and murder.
- Ida B. Wells

In times of peace, the war party insists on making preparation for war.
As soon as prepared for, it insists on making war.
- Robert M. La Follette

Soon I will be doing what I love again.
- Vinnie Vincent

As soon as laws are necessary for men,
they are no longer fit for freedom.
- Pythagoras


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