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    A ship is a beauty and a mystery wherever we see it ...
    — Harriet Beecher Stowe
    tags: beauty  mystery 
     
    the temperaments of children are often as oddly unsuited to parents as if capricious fairies had been filling cradles with changelings.
    — Harriet Beecher Stowe
    tags: children  child  parent 
     
    One part of the science of living is to learn just what our own responsibility is, and to let other people's alone.
    — Harriet Beecher Stowe
    The power of fictitious writing, for good as well as evil is a thing which ought most seriously to be reflected on. No one can fail to see that in our day it is becoming a very great agency.
    — Harriet Beecher Stowe
    tags: evil  power  writing  fail 
     
    There are griefs which grow with years.
    — Harriet Beecher Stowe
    tags: grief  year 
     
    I wrote what I did because as a woman, as a mother, I was oppressed and broken-hearted with the sorrows and injustice I saw, because as a Christian I felt the dishonor to Christianity - because as a lover of my county, I trembled at the coming day of wrath.
    — Harriet Beecher Stowe
    At last I have come into a dreamland...
    — Harriet Beecher Stowe
    I did not write it (Uncle Tom's Cabin). God wrote it. I merely did his dictation.
    — Harriet Beecher Stowe
    tags: god  write 
     
    A woman's health is her capital.
    — Harriet Beecher Stowe
    tags: health 
     
    Women's Day Women are the real architects of society.
    — Harriet Beecher Stowe
    tags: women  society  real 
     
    Praise is sunshine; it warms, it inspires, it promotes growth; blame and rebuke are rain and hail; they beat down and bedraggle, even though they may at times be necessary.
    — Harriet Beecher Stowe
    tags: time  praise  rain  inspire 
     
    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.
    — Harriet Beecher Stowe
    tags: heart  beautiful  human  gift  god 
     
    We should remember in our dealings with animals that they are a sacred trust to us from our Heavenly Father. They are dumb and cannot speak for themselves.
    — Harriet Beecher Stowe
    tags: animals  trust  sacred  father 
     
    Once in an age, God sends to some of us a friend who loves in us... not the person that we are, But the angel we may be.
    — Harriet Beecher Stowe
    tags: people  friends  age  god  angel 
     
    ...the heart has no tears to give,-it drops only blood, bleeding itself away in silence.
    — Harriet Beecher Stowe
    tags: heart  silence  tears  blood 
     
    Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.
    — Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Any mind that is capable of real sorrow is capable of good.
    — Harriet Beecher Stowe
    tags: sorrow  real  mind 
     
    Human nature is above all things lazy.
    — Harriet Beecher Stowe
    tags: nature  human  lazy 
     
    Of course, in a novel, people's hearts break, and they die and that is the end of it; and in a story this is very convenient. But in real life we do not die when all that makes life bright dies to us.
    — Harriet Beecher Stowe
    tags: heart  real  die  novel  stories 
     
    Friendships are discovered rather than made.
    — Harriet Beecher Stowe
    tags: friendship 
     
    Scenes of blood and cruelty are shocking to our ear and heart. What man has nerve to do, man has not nerve to hear.
    — Harriet Beecher Stowe
    tags: men  heart  cruelty  blood 
     
    It lies around us like a cloud- A world we do not see; Yet the sweet closing of an eye May bring us there to be.
    — Harriet Beecher Stowe
    tags: world  lies  eyes 
     
    I honestly do not know if civil disobedience has any effect on the government. I can promise you it has a great effect on the person who chooses to do it. Martin Sheen The burning of rebellious thoughts in the little breast, of internal hatred and opposition, could not long go on without slight whiffs of external smoke, such as mark the course of subterranean fire.
    — Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Self respect is impossible without liberty....
    — Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Once in an age God sends to some of us a friend who loves in us, not a false-imagining, an unreal character, but looking through the rubbish of our imperfections, loves in us the divine ideal of our nature,-loves, not the man that we are, but the angel that we may be.
    — Harriet Beecher Stowe
    tags: character  men  friends  age  divine  god  angel 
     
    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.
    — Harriet Beecher Stowe
    When winds are raging o'er the upper ocean And billows wild contend with angry roar, 'Tis said, far down beneath the wild commotion That peaceful stillness reigneth evermore. Far, far beneath, the noise of tempests dieth And silver waves chime ever peacefully, And no rude storm, how fierce soe'er it flyeth Disturbs the Sabbath of that deeper sea.
    — Harriet Beecher Stowe
    tags: wild  ocean 
     
    A little reflection will enable any person to detect in himself that setness in trifles which is the result of the unwatched instinct of self-will and to establish over himself a jealous guardianship.
    — Harriet Beecher Stowe
    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.
    — Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Humankind above all is lazy.
    — Harriet Beecher Stowe
    tags: lazy 
     
    The longest day must have its close - the gloomiest night will wear on to a morning. An eternal, inexorable lapse of moments is ever hurrying the day of the evil to an eternal night, and the night of the just to an eternal day.
    — Harriet Beecher Stowe
    tags: evil  moment  night 
     
    What's your hurry?" Because now is the only time there ever is to do a thing in," said Miss Ophelia.
    — Harriet Beecher Stowe
    tags: time 
     
    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.
    — Harriet Beecher Stowe
    For, so inconsistent is human nature, especially in the ideal, that not to undertake a thing at all seems better than to undertake and come short.
    — Harriet Beecher Stowe
    tags: nature  human 
     
    Death! Strange that there should be such a word, and such a thing, and we ever forget it; that one should be living, warm and beautiful, full of hopes, desires and wants, one day, and the next be gone, utterly gone, and forever!
    — Harriet Beecher Stowe
    tags: desires  living  beautiful  gone  hope 
     
    Love is very beautiful, but very, very sad.
    — Harriet Beecher Stowe
    tags: sad  beautiful 
     
    I long to put the experience of fifty years at once into your young lives, to give you at once the key of that treasure chamber every gem of which has cost me tears and struggles and prayers, but you must work for these inward treasures yourself.
    — Harriet Beecher Stowe
    All men are free and equal in the grave, if it comes to that.
    — Harriet Beecher Stowe
    tags: men 
     
    I am speaking now of the highest duty we owe our friends, the noblest, the most sacred-that of keeping their own nobleness, goodness, pure and incorrupt...If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend.
    — Harriet Beecher Stowe
    tags: friends  true  goodness  lover 
     
    Whipping and abuse are like laudanum: you have to double the dose as the sensibilities decline.
    — Harriet Beecher Stowe
    tags: abuse 
     
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