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    And time brings down what is both strong and tall.But plants new set to be eradicate,And buds new blown, to have so short a date,Is by his hand alone that guides nature and fate.
    — Anne Bradstreet
    tags: fate  time  nature  alone  strong 
     
    Let Greeks be Greeks, and women what they are.
    — Anne Bradstreet
    tags: women 
     
    The world no longer lets me love, My hope and treasure are above.
    — Anne Bradstreet
    tags: world  hope 
     
    Satan, that great angler, hath his sundry baits for sundry tempers of men, which they all catch greedily at, but few perceive the hook till it be too late.
    — Anne Bradstreet
    tags: men  satan 
     
    O Time the fatal wrack of mortal things,That draws oblivion's curtains over kings;Their sumptuous monuments, men know them not,Their names without a record are forgot,Their parts, their ports, their pomps all laid in th' dustNor wit nor gold, nor buildings scape time's rust;But he whose name is graved in the white stoneShall last and shine when all of these are gone.
    — Anne Bradstreet
    tags: time  men  gone 
     
    Wickedness comes to its height by degrees. He that dares say of a less sin, Is it not a little one? will ere long say of a greater, Tush, God regards it not!
    — Anne Bradstreet
    tags: god  sin 
     
    We must, therefore, be here as strangers and pilgrims, that we may plainly declare that we seek a city above.
    — Anne Bradstreet
    I happy am, if well with you.
    — Anne Bradstreet
    Flesh of my flesh, bone of my bone, I here, though there, yet both but one.
    — Anne Bradstreet
    Wisdom with an inheritance is good, but wisdom without an inheritance is better than an inheritance without wisdom.
    — Anne Bradstreet
    tags: wisdom 
     
    That when we live no more, We may live ever
    — Anne Bradstreet
    tags: live 
     
    I am obnoxious to each carping tongue who says my hand a needle better fits,
    — Anne Bradstreet
    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
    Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge - fitter to bruise than polish.
    — Anne Bradstreet
    tags: authority  wisdom 
     
    If ever two were one, then surely we. If ever man were loved by wife, then thee.
    — Anne Bradstreet
    tags: men  wife 
     
    My hope and treasure lies above
    — Anne Bradstreet
    tags: lies  hope 
     
    I wish my Sun may never set, but burn.
    — Anne Bradstreet
    tags: wishes 
     
    Sweet words are like honey, a little may refresh, but too much gluts the stomach.
    — Anne Bradstreet
    tags: honey 
     
    Sin and shame ever go together; he that would be freed from the last must be sure to shun the company of the first.
    — Anne Bradstreet
    tags: shame  sin  company 
     
    What to my Saviour shall I giveWho freely hath done this for me?I'll serve him here whilst I shall liveAnd Loue him to Eternity
    — Anne Bradstreet
    tags: eternity 
     
    If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
    — Anne Bradstreet
    tags: winter 
     
    If we had not winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
    — Anne Bradstreet
    tags: adversity  winter 
     
    The spring is a lively emblem of the Resurrection.
    — Anne Bradstreet
    He that would be content with a mean condition must not cast his eye upon one that is in a far better estate than himself, but let him look upon him that is lower than he is, and, if he see that such a one bears poverty comfortably, it will help to quiet him.
    — Anne Bradstreet
    tags: poverty  eyes  help 
     
    If what I do prove well, it won't advance. They'll say it's stolen, or else it was by chance.
    — Anne Bradstreet
    tags: chance 
     
    Some laborers have hard hands, and old sinners have brawny consciences.
    — Anne Bradstreet
    tags: conscience  sinner 
     
    When I behold the heavens as in their prime,And then the earth (though old) still clad in green,The stones and trees, insensible of time,Nor age nor wrinkle on their front are seen
    — Anne Bradstreet
    tags: earth  age  heaven 
     
    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 desires.
    — Anne Bradstreet
    tags: desires  men  god 
     
    If ever wife was happy in a man, compare with me, ye women if you can.
    — Anne Bradstreet
    tags: men  women  wife 
     
    Art can do much, but this maxim's most sure/A weak or wounded brain admits no cure.
    — Anne Bradstreet
    tags: brain 
     
    To sing of Wars, of Captains, and of Kings/Of Cities founded, Common-wealths begun/For my mean Pen are too superior things,
    — Anne Bradstreet
    tags: war 
     
    Youth is the time of getting, middle age of improving, and old age of spending; a negligent youth is usually attended by an ignorant middle age, and both by an empty old age.
    — Anne Bradstreet
    tags: time  youth  age 
     
    A prosperous state makes a secure Christian, but adversity makes him Consider.
    — Anne Bradstreet
    I am obnoxious to each carping tongue/ Who says my hand a needle better fits./ A poet's pen all scorn I should thus wrong/ For such despite they cast on female wits;/ If what I do prove well, it won't advance,/ They'll say it's stolen, or else, it was by chance.
    — Anne Bradstreet
    tags: chance  poet 
     
    My love is such that Rivers cannot quench, Nor ought but love from thee, give recompence. Thy love is such I can no way repay, The heavens reward thee manifold I pray.
    — Anne Bradstreet
    tags: pray  heaven 
     
    I prize thy love more than whole mines of gold or all the riches that the East doth hold.
    — Anne Bradstreet
    My age I will not once lament, / But sing, my time so near is spent.
    — Anne Bradstreet
    tags: time  age 
     
    Fire hath its force abated by water, not by wind; and anger must be allayed by cold words, and not by blustering threats.
    — Anne Bradstreet
    tags: anger  fire  water 
     
    It is reported of the peacock that priding himself in his gay feathers he ruffles them up; but spying his black feet he soon lets fall his plumes. So he that glories in his gifts and adornings should look upon his corruptions, and that will damp his high thoughts.
    — Anne Bradstreet
    tags: thoughts  gift  gay  black 
     
    The stones and trees, insensible to time, / Nor age nor wrinkle on their front are seen; / If Winter come, and greenness then do fade / A Spring returns, and they more youthful made; / But man grows old, lies down, remains where once he's laid.
    — Anne Bradstreet
    tags: time  men  lies  age  winter 
     
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    anne bradstreet
    Birth    : March 20, 1612
    Death  : September 16, 1672
    Occupation  : Poet