20 Total Quotes

Anne Bradstreet Quotes

Youth is the time of getting, middle age of improving, and old age of spending.
Anne Bradstreet
#American Poet #Age And Aging

If what I do prove well, it won't advance. They'll say it's stolen, or else it was by chance.
Anne Bradstreet
#American Poet

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
Anne Bradstreet
#Adversity

There is no object that we see; no action that we do; no good that we enjoy; no evil that we feel, or fear, but we may make some spiritual advantage of all: and he that makes such improvement is wise, as well as pious.
Anne Bradstreet
#Action

Let Greeks be Greeks, and women what they are.
Anne Bradstreet
#Women

If ever two were one, then surely we. If ever man were loved by wife, then thee.
Anne Bradstreet
#Wives

Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish
Anne Bradstreet
#Authority

Iron till it be thoroughly heated is incapable to be wrought; so God sees good to cast some men into the furnace of affliction, and then beats them on his anvil into what frame he pleases.
Anne Bradstreet
#American Poet #God

A prosperous state makes a secure Christian, but adversity makes him Consider.
Anne Bradstreet
#Adversity #American Poet

Thou ill-form,d offspring of my feeble brain . . .
Anne Bradstreet
#Brain

Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish.
Anne Bradstreet
#American Poet

If ever two were one, then surely we. If ever man were lov'd by wife, then thee. If ever wife was happy in a man, Compare with me, ye women, if you can. I prize thy love more than whole Mines of gold Or all the riches that the East doth hold. My love is such that Rivers cannot quench, Nor ought but love from thee give recompetence. Thy love is such I can no way repay. The heavens reward thee manifold, I pray. Then while we live, in love let's so persever That when we live no more, we may live ever.
Anne Bradstreet
#Famous #Love #Top 100

All things within this fading world hath end, Adversity doth still our joys attend; No ties so strong, no friends so dear and sweet, But with death's parting blow are sure to meet. The sentence past is most irrevocable, A common thing, yet oh, inevitable. How soon, my Dear, death may my steps attend, How soon't may be thy lot to lose thy friend, We both are ignorant, yet love bids me These farewell lines to recommend to thee, That when the knot's untied that made us one, I may seem thine, who in effect am none. And if I see not half my days that's due, What nature would, God grant to yours and you; The many faults that well you know I have Let be interred in my oblivious grave; If any worth or virtue were in me, Let that live freshly in thy memory And when thou feel'st no grief, as I no harmes, Yet love thy dead, who long lay in thine arms, And when thy loss shall be repaid with gains Look to my little babes, my dear remains. And if thou love thyself, or loved'st me, These O protect from stepdame's injury. And if chance to thine eyes shall bring this verse, With some sad sighs honor my absent hearse; And kiss this paper for thy dear love's sake, Who with salt tears this last farewell did take.
Anne Bradstreet
#Mothers #Mothers Day

If ever two were one, then surely we. If ever man were lov'd by wife, then thee. If ever wife was happy in a man, Compare with me, ye women, if you can. I prize thy love more than whole Mines of gold Or all the riches that the East doth hold. My love is such that Rivers cannot quench, Nor ought but love from thee give recompetence. Thy love is such I can no way repay. The heavens reward thee manifold, I pray. Then while we live, in love let's so persever That when we live no more, we may live ever.
Anne Bradstreet
#Love