Anna Cora Mowatt Quotes | Quotes by Anna Cora Mowatt

1Every natural movement is graceful. Did you ever watch a kitten at play?

2There is always a half-malicious curiosity amongst actors to witness the shortcomings of a novice. They invariably experience strong inclinations to prophesy failure.

3Beautiful thoughts flit across the brain, like butterflies in the sun's rays, and are as difficult to capture.

4Men are prostrated by misfortune; women bend, but do not break, and martyr-like live on.

5The more aspiration is partial realization.

6Misfortune sprinkles ashes on the head of the man, but falls like dew on the heart of the woman, and brings forth [gems] of strength of which she herself had no conscious possession.

7Is it not in accordance with divine order that every mortal is thrown into that situation where his hidden evils can be brought forth to his own view, that he may know them, acknowledge them, struggle against them, and put them away?

8Lord Chesterfield designated ugly women as the third sex; how shall we place ugly men.

9Pity's tears are spontaneous.

10Mme. Deluzy has said that indifference is a woman's guardian angel,--a remark not only applicable in France, but all over the world.

Anna Cora Mowatt Quotes

11Women endowed with remarkable sensibilities enjoy much; but they also suffer much.