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Harriet Martineau Quotes and Sayings

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Fidelity to conscience is inconsistent with retiring modesty.
If it be so, let the modesty succumb.
It can be only a false modesty which can be thus endangered.
- Harriet Martineau

Any one must see at a glance that if men and women
marry those whom they do not love,
they must love those whom they do not marry.
- Harriet Martineau

Religion is a temper, not a pursuit.
- Harriet Martineau

Men who pass most comfortably through this world are
those who possess good digestions and hard hearts.
- Harriet Martineau

 

You had better live your best and act your best and think your best today;
for today is the sure preparation for tomorrow and
all the other tomorrows that follow.
- Harriet Martineau

There have been few things in my life which have had
a more genial effect on my mind than the possession of a piece of land.
- Harriet Martineau

The progression of emancipation of any class usually,
if not always, takes place through the efforts of individuals of that class.
- Harriet Martineau

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I am sure that no traveler seeing things through author
spectacles can see them as they are.
- Harriet Martineau

We do not believe in immortality because we can prove it,
but we try to prove it because we cannot help believing it.
- Harriet Martineau

The sum and substance of female education in America,
as in England, is training women to consider marriage
as the sole object in life,
and to pretend that they do not think so.
- Harriet Martineau

If there is any country on earth where the course of
true love may be expected to run smooth,
it is America.
- Harriet Martineau

A soul preoccupied with great ideas best performs small duties.
- Harriet Martineau

If a test of civilization be sought,
none can be so sure as the condition of that half of
society over which the other half has power.
- Harriet Martineau

A soul occupied with great ideas performs small duties.
- Harriet Martineau

It is my deliberate opinion that the one essential
requisite of human welfare in all ways is scientific
knowledge of human nature.
- Harriet Martineau

What office is there which involves more responsibility,
which requires more qualifications, and which ought,
therefore, to be more honorable, than that of teaching?
- Harriet Martineau

But is it not the fact that religion emanates from the nature,
from the moral state of the individual? Is it not therefore
true that unless the nature be completely exercised,
the moral state harmonized, the religion cannot be healthy?
- Harriet Martineau

Laws and customs may be creative of vice;
and should be therefore perpetually under process of
observation and correction:
but laws and customs cannot be creative of virtue:
they may encourage and help to preserve it;
but they cannot originate it.
- Harriet Martineau

For my own part, I had rather suffer any inconvenience
from having to work occasionally in chambers and kitchen...
than witness the subservience in which the menial class is held in Europe.
- Harriet Martineau

True happiness... is not attained
through self-gratification,
but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
- Helen Keller

Many persons have a wrong idea of
what constitutes true happiness.
It is not attained through self-gratification
but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
- Helen Keller

Faithful women are all alike, they think only of their fidelity,
never of their husbands.
- Jean Giraudoux

A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance,
and to turn around three times before lying down.
- Robert Benchley

Fidelity - a virtue peculiar to those who are about to be betrayed.
- Ambrose Bierce

Total loyalty is possible only when fidelity is emptied of all concrete content,
from which changes of mind might naturally arise.
- Hannah Arendt

Not observation of a duty but liberty itself is the
pledge that assures fidelity.
- Ellen Key

Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity.
Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences
and endowments of the human mind.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

I believe in a kind of fidelity to your own early ideas;
it's a kind of antagonism in me to prevailing fads.
- Grace Paley

A good government implies two things;
first,
fidelity to the objects of the government;
secondly,
a knowledge of the means, by which those objects can be best attained.
- Joseph Story

Realism is not a matter of any fidelity to an empirical reality,
but of the discursive conventions by which and for
which a sense of reality is constructed.
- John Fiske

Fidelity is the sister of justice.
- Horace

Fidelity is a gift not a requirement.
- Lilli Palmer

Fidelity to the subject's thought and to his characteristic
way of expressing himself is the sine qua non of journalistic quotation.
- Janet Malcolm

The fidelity question is difficult for me.
Society has made us believe we're supposed to be monogamous
when we're not killer whales,
or whatever the monogamous species is.
- Rachel Hunter

Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.
- Alexander Pope

That in affairs of very considerable importance men
should deal with one another with satisfaction of mind,
and mutual confidence, they must receive competent
assurances concerning the integrity,
fidelity, and constancy each of other.
- Isaac Barrow

The Hungarian ministry begged the king earnestly to
issue orders to all troops and commanders of fortresses in Hungary,
enjoining fidelity to the Constitution,
and obedience to the ministers of Hungary.
- Lajos Kossuth

If someone talks about union, fidelity,
a monogamous relationship, love, blessing;
I would say it sounds like marriage to me.
And blessing, you see, I think is undermining our sacrament of marriage.
- George Carey

In the last analysis, of course, an oath will encourage
fidelity in office only to the degree that officeholders
continue to believe that they cannot escape ultimate
accountability for a breach of faith.
- James L. Buckley

I was 17 and just learning what high fidelity was,
what good sound was, and learning the mechanics of tape machines.
It was a real education, going right from the consumer
end to the record factory.
- Alan Parsons

Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most difficult sacrifice.
It demands greater heroism than war.
It demands greater fidelity to the truth and a much
more perfect purity of conscience.
- Thomas Merton

There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute,
which goes directly to the heart of him who has had
frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and
gossamer fidelity of mere Man.
- Edgar Allan Poe

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

This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The book of life is filled with incoherent riddles.
Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde

All our dreams can come true,
if we have the courage to pursue them.
- Walt Disney

Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.
- Leonardo da Vinci

To thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

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

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Honor True Self
Forgive with Compassion
Receive ALL of life with Thanksgiving
CHOOSE with Thoughtful Consideration
Dream with Powerful Vision
Act with Bold Courage
Dance with a Light Heart
Relax in the Arms of Spirit
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Loving, hating, having expectations:
all these are attachments.
Attachment prevents the growth of one's true being.
- Lao Tzu

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
- Socrates

Trust men and they will be true to you;
treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

'Tis strange - but true;
for truth is always strange;
Stranger than fiction.
- Lord Byron

Our actions are constrained by fear of reprisal,
but our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be true to thyself.
- William Shakespeare
(paraphrase of Shakespeare's famous quote)

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

Smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

True love is a process of co-creation
in which neither feels ownership or superiority.
Jealousy is a highly destructive force
for love and relationships.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common.
Celebrate it every day.
- Anonymous

True learning is not about facts,
but about conscious appreciation
of the experience of living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Society censors our actions,
but our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's not what you don't know that kills you,
it's what you know for sure that ain't true.
- Mark Twain

The key to happiness is having dreams.
The key to success is making your dreams come true.
- Anonymous


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