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Harriet Beecher Stowe
June 14, 1811 - July 1, 1896
Nationality: American
Category: Author
Subcategory: American Author

All places where women are excluded tend downward to barbarism; but the moment she is introduced, there come in with her courtesy, cleanliness, sobriety, and order.


Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.


It's a matter of taking the side of the weak against the strong, something the best people have always done.


Mothers are the most instinctive philosophers.


Perhaps it is impossible for a person who does no good to do no harm.


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.


The obstinacy of cleverness and reason is nothing to the obstinacy of folly and inanity.


The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.


Human nature is above all things lazy.


To do common things perfectly is far better worth our endeavor than to do uncommon things respectably.


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.


Any mind that is capable of real sorrow is capable of good.


The past, the present and the future are really one: they are today.


I would not attack the faith of a heathen without being sure I had a better one to put in its place.


A woman's health is her capital.


When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.


Whipping and abuse are like laudanum: you have to double the dose as the sensibilities decline.


Friendships are discovered rather than made.


Where painting is weakest, namely, in the expression of the highest moral and spiritual ideas, there music is sublimely strong.


So much has been said and sung of beautiful young girls, why doesn't somebody wake up to the beauty of old women.


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