Amelia Barr Quotes | Quotes by Amelia Barr

1Oh, the soul keeps its youth!

2That is the great mistake about the affections. It is not the rise and fall of empires, the birth and death of kings, or the marching of armies that move them most. When they answer from their depths, it is to the domestic joys and tragedies of life.

3politicians ... turn patriotism into shopkeeping and their own interest - men who care far more for who governs us than for how we are governed.. And what will be the end of such ways? I will tell you. We shall have a Democracy that will be the reign of those who know the least and talk the loudest.

4... good and evil are so interwoven in life that every good, traced up far enough, is found to involve evil. This is the great mystery of life.

5It is only in sorrow bad weather masters us; in joy we face the storm and defy it.

6the fruit of life is experience, not happiness.

7The inevitable has always found me ready and hopeful.

8... if fiction does not show us a better life than reality, what is the good of it?

9For still I see that forethought spares afterthought and after-sorrow.

10I have seen that every one forgives much in themselves that they find unpardonable in other people.

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11All changes are more or less tinged with melancholy, for what we are leaving behind is part of ourselves.

12a little misgiving in the beginning of things, means much regret in the end of them.

13There is no corner too quiet, or too far away, for a woman to make sorrow in it.

14This world is run with far too tight a rein for luck to interfere. Fortune sells her wares; she never gives them. In some form or other, we pay for her favors; or we go empty away.

15A poverty that is universal may be cheerfully borne; it is an individual poverty that is painful and humiliating.

16youth is always sure that change must mean something better.

17We generally get the evil we expect.

18To take offence is a great folly, and to give offence is a great folly - I know not which is the greater.

19what is unreasonable is irrefutable.

20if a thing is to be done, there is no time like the hour that has not struck.

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21A good message will always find a messenger.

22Once suspicion is aroused, every thing feeds it.

23Love, like destiny, loves surprises.

24... trouble of all kinds is voluble, and has plenty of words, but happiness was never written down.

25In any adversity gold can find friends.

26The great difference between voyages rests not with the ships, but with the people you meet on them.

27Spiritual favors are not always to be looked for, and not always to be relied on.

28Forethought spares afterthought.

29It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.

30Time is a very precious gift- so precious that it is only given to us moment by moment.

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31Dreams are large possessions ... they are an expansion of life, an enlightenment, and a discipline. I thank God for my dream life; my daily life would be far poorer, if it wanted the second sight of dreams.

32One should not run on a new road.

33A man nearly sixty is just as ready to suppose himself fascinating as a man of twenty.

34the matrimonial shoe pinches me.

35Whatever the scientists may say, if we take the supernatural out of life, we leave only the unnatural.

36when we leave society and come into the presence of Nature, we become children again; and the fictions of thought and action assumed among men drop off like a garment.

37... how poorly do we love even those whom we love most! We are not only bruised by the limitations of their love for us, but also by the limitations of our own love for them.

38The first step is what I like to be sure of ... to the second step it often binds you.

39Mediocrity is always in a rush; but whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing with consideration. For genius is nothing more nor less than doing well what anyone can do badly.

40When a man has calamity upon calamity the world generally concludes that he must be a very wicked man to deserve them. Perhaps the world is right; but it is also just possible that the world ... may be wrong.

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41the breed is more than the pasture. As you know, the cuckoo lays her eggs in any bird's nest; it may be hatched among blackbirds or robins or thrushes, but it is always a cuckoo. ... a man cannot deliver himself from his ancestors.

42Genius is nothing more nor less than doing well what anyone can do badly.

43All revolutions are treason until they are accomplished.

44... the evil that comes out of your lips, into your own bosom will fall.

45Don鈥檛 fail through defects of temper and over-sensitiveness at moments of trial. One of the great helps to success is to be cheerful; to go to work with a full sense of life; to be determined to put hindrances out of the way; to prevail over them and to get the mastery. Above all things else, be cheerful; there is no beatitude for the despairing.

46What we buy, and pay for, is part of ourselves.

47Old age is the verdict of life.

48In all troublous events we may find comfort, though it be only in the negative admission that things might have been worse.

49To forgive freely, is what we owe to our enemy; to forget not, is what we owe to ourselves.

50Kindness is always fashionable.

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51Truth can be outraged by silence quite as cruelly as by speech.

52Events that are predestined require but little management. They manage themselves. They slip into place while we sleep, and suddenly we are aware that the thing we fear to attempt, is already accomplished.

53There are no little events in life, those we think of no consequence may be full of fate, and it is at our own risk if we neglect the acquaintances and opportunities that seem to be casually offered, and of small importance.

54No man was ever ruined from without; the final ruin comes from within, when you turn hopeless and lose courage!

55There is much said about the wickedness of doing evil that good may come. Alas! there is such a thing as doing good that evil may come.

56But what do we know of the heart nearest to our own? What do we know of our own heart?

57... money trials are not the hardest, and somehow or other, they are always overcome.

58All my life long I have been sensible of the injustice constantly done to women. Since I have had to fight the world single-handed, there has not been one day I have not smarted under the wrongs I have had to bear, because I was not only a woman, but a woman doing a man's work, without any man, husband, son, brother or friend, to stand at my side, and to see some semblance of justice done me. I cannot forget, for injustice is a sixth sense, and rouses all the others.

59But the lover's power is the poet's power. He can make love from all the common strings with which this world is strung.

60Laughter is always fatal to feeling.