Amelia B. Edwards Quotes | Quotes by Amelia B. Edwards

1Every reformation ruins somebody.

2It may be said of some very old places, as of some very old books, that they are destined to be forever new. The nearer we approach them, the more remote they seem: the more we study them, the more we have yet to learn. Time augments rather than diminishes their everlasting novelty; and to our descendants of a thousand years hence it may safely be predicted that they will be even more fascinating than to ourselves. This is true of many ancient lands, but of no place is it. so true as of Egypt.

3The world is terribly apt to take people at their own valuation.

4It has been aptly said that all Egypt is but the facade of an immense sepulcher.

5between prosperity and adversity there can be little real fellowship.

6Literature is, in fact, the fruit of leisure.

7Love is of all stimulants the most powerful. It sharpens the wits like danger, and the memory like hatred; it spurs the will like ambition; it intoxicates like wine.

8Were I asked to define it, I should reply that archeology is that science which enables us to register and classify our knowledge of the sum of man's achievement in those arts and handicrafts whereby he has, in time past, signalized his passage from barbarism to civilization.

9It is so easy to believe in pleasant impossibilities.

10Of all the trees that have ever been cultivated by man, the genealogical tree is the driest. It is one, we may be sure, that had no place in the garden of Eden. Its root is in the grave; its produce mere Dead Sea fruit.

Amelia B. Edwards Quotes

11The camel has his virtues - so much at least must be admitted; but they do not lie upon the surface.