66 Total Quotes

Harriet Stowe Quotes

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The past, the present and the future are really one: they are today.
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#American Author #Future

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When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
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#Perseverance

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Home is a place not only of strong affections, but of entire unreserved; it is life's undress rehearsal, its backroom, its dressing room, from which we go forth to more careful and guarded intercourse, leaving behind...cast-off and everyday clothing.
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#Family

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It's a matter of taking the side of the weak against the strong, something the best people have always done.
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#American Author #Friends Or Friendship

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Nobody had ever instructed him that a slave-ship, with a procession of expectant sharks in its wake, is a missionary institution, by which closely-packed heathen are brought over to enjoy the light of the Gospel.
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#Slavery

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Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.
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#American Author #Mothers #Mother #Mothers Day

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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.
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#Mediocrity

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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
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#Children

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So long as the law considers all these human beings, with beating hearts and living affections, only as so many things belonging to the master -- so long as the failure, or misfortune, or imprudence, or death of the kindest owner, may cause them any day to exchange a life of kind protection and indulgence for one of hopeless misery and toil -- so long it is impossible to make anything beautiful or desirable in the best-regulated administration of slavery.
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#Slavery

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I no more thought of style or literary excellence than the mother who rushes into the street and cries for help to save her children from a burning house, thinks of the teachings of the rhetorician or the elocutionist.
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#Excellence

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If it were admitted that the great object is to read and enjoy a language, and the stress of the teaching were placed on the few things absolutely essential to this result, all might in their own way arrive there, and rejoice in its flowers.
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#Communication

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Friendships are discovered rather than made.
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#Friends Or Friendship #American Author

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The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
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#Tears #Regret

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So much has been said and sung of beautiful young girls, why doesn't somebody wake up to the beauty of old women
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#Beauty

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Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn
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#American Author #Editor's Pick #Quote of the Day #Motivational

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

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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.
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#Life #Excellence

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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.
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#God