16 Total Quotes

Sarah Jewett Quotes

Sarah Jewett
Yes'm, old friends is always best, 'less you can catch a new one that's fit to make an old one out of.
Sarah Jewett
#American Author #Friends Or Friendship

Sarah Jewett
Tact is, after all, a kind of mind reading.
Sarah Jewett
#Mind

Sarah Jewett
It is the people who can do nothing who find nothing to do, and the secret to happiness in this world is not only to be useful, but to be forever elevating one's uses.
Sarah Jewett
#American Author #Happiness

Sarah Jewett
Some set more by such things as come from a distance, but I rec'lect mother always used to maintain that folks was meant to be doctored with the stuff that grew right about 'em
Sarah Jewett
#Mother

Sarah Jewett
It does seem so pleasant to talk with an old acquaintance who knows what you know. I see so many new folks nowadays who seem to have neither past nor future. Conversation has got to have some root in the past, or else you have got to explain every remark you make, and it wears a person out.
Sarah Jewett
#History And Historians #Acquaintance

Sarah Jewett
What has made this nation great? Not its heroes but its households.
Sarah Jewett
#American Author #Hero

Sarah Jewett
God would not give us the same talent if what were right for men were wrong for women.
Sarah Jewett
#American Author #God

Sarah Jewett
The thing that teases the mind over and over for years, and at last gets itself put down rightly on paper - whether little or great, it belongs to Literature.
Sarah Jewett
#Mind

Sarah Jewett
When I was as you are now, towering in the confidence of twenty-one, little did I suspect that I should be at forty-nine, what I now am.
Sarah Jewett
#American Author #Confidence

Sarah Jewett
The road was new to me, as roads always are, going back.
Sarah Jewett
#American Author