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By Anonym 14 Sep

Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

One cannot make oneself, but one can sometimes help a little in the making of somebody else. It is well.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

Happiness is not an end - it is only a means, and adjunct, a consequence.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

the worst times come to an end if you can only wait long enough.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

But oh! the blessing it is to have a friend to whom one can speak fearlessly on any subject; with whom one's deepest as well as one's most foolish thoughts come out simply and safely. Oh, the comfort - the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person - having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

What comfort there is in a cheerful spirit! how the heart leaps up to meet a sunshiny face, a merry tongue, an even temper, and a heart which either naturally, or, what is better, from conscientious principle, has learned to take all things on their bright side, believing that the Giver of life being all-perfect Love, the best offering we can make to Him is to enjoy to the full what He sends of good, and bear what He allows of evil!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

With faces like dead lovers who died true.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

For truly, the greatest of all external blessings is it to be able to lean your heart against another heart, faithful, tender, true, and tried, and record with a thankfulness that years deepen instead of diminishing, "I have got a friend!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

It is not work that kills, but "worry.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

there is nothing so absolute as the tyranny of weakness.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

It is a curious truth - and yet a truth forced upon us by daily observation - that it is not the women who have suffered most who are the unhappy women. A state of permanent unhappiness - not the morbid, half-cherished melancholy of youth, which generally wears off with wiser years, but that settled, incurable discontent and dissatisfaction with all things and all people, which we see in some women, is, with very rare exceptions, at once the index and the exponent of a thoroughly selfish character.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

God rest ye, little children; let nothing you afright, For Jesus Christ, your Saviour, was born this happy night; Along the hills of Galilee the white blocks sleeping lay, When Christ, the child of Nazareth, was born on Christmas day.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

What small account The All-living seems to take of this thin flame Which we call life. He sends a moment's blast Out of war's nostrils, and a myriad Of these our puny tapers are blown out Forever.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

Be loving, and you will never want for love; be humble, and you will never want for guiding.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

... it does not do to tell great people anything unpleasant.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

Society, in the aggregate, is no fool. It is astonishing what an amount of "eccentricity" it will stand from anybody who takes the bull by the horns, too fearless or too indifferent to think of consequences.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

When faith and hope fail, as they do sometimes, we must try charity, which is love in action. We must speculate no more on our duty, but simply do it. When we have done it, however blindly, perhaps Heaven will show us why.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

Autumn to winter, winter into spring, Spring into summer, summer into fall,-- So rolls the changing year, and so we change; Motion so swift, we know not that we move.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

A perfect marriage is as rare as a perfect love. Could it be otherwise, when both men and women are so imperfect? Could aught else be expected? Yet all do expect it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

Our natural and happiest life is when we lose ourselves in the exquisite absorption of home, the delicious retirement of dependent love.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

Autumn Into earth's lap does throw Brown apples gay in a game of play, As the equinoctials blow.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

genius is original, unique; and in whatever form it may develop itself is the greatest gift that can be given to man, the strongest known link between the material life we have and the spiritual life that we can only guess at. Every great poet, painter, or musician - every inventor or man of science, every fine actor or orator, comes to us as the exponent of something diviner than we know. We cannot understand it, but we feel it, and acknowledge it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

When the ship is going down we trouble ourselves little enough about the style of the cabin furniture.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

Human life is so full of pain, that once past the youthful delusion that a sad countenance is interesting, and an incurable woe the most delightful thing possible, the mind instinctively turns where it can get rest, and cheer and sunshine. And the friend who can bring to it the largest portion of these is, of a natural necessity, the most useful, the most welcome, and the most dear.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

absence ... smothers into decay a rootless fancy but often nourishes the least seed of a true affection into full-flowering love.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

The present only is a man's possession; the past is gone out of his hand wholly, irrevocably. He may suffer from it, learn from it,--in degree, perhaps, expiate it; but to brood over it is utter madness.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

Every man for himself, and the Devil take the hindmost.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

The plan of this world is infinite similarity and yet infinite variety.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

God rest you merry, gentlemen, Let nothing you dismay, For Jesus Christ, our Saviour, Was born upon this day, To save us all from Satan's power When we were gone astray. O tidings of comfort and joy! For Jesus Christ, our Saviour, Was born on Christmas Day.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

Ethics, as has been well said, are the finest fruits of humanity, but they are not its roots

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

To have loved and lost, either by that total disenchantment which leaves compassion as the sole substitute for love which can exist no more, or by the slow torment which is obliged to let go day by day all that constitutes the diviner part of love - namely, reverence, belief, and trust, yet clings desperately to the only thing left it, a long-suffering apologetic tenderness - this lot is probably the hardest any woman can have to bear.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

Mine to the core of the heart, my beauty! Mine, all mine, and for love, not duty: Love given willingly, full and free, Love for love's sake - as mine to thee. Duty's a slave that keeps the keys, But Love, the master, goes in and out Of his goodly chambers with song and shout, Just as he please - just as he please.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

O the green things growing, the green things growing, The faint sweet smell of the green things growing! I should like to live, whether I smile or grieve, Just to watch the happy life of my green things growing.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

Keep what is worth keeping and with the breath of kindness blow the rest away.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

Do your neighbour good by all means in your power, moral as well as physical - by kindness, by patience, by unflinching resistance against every outward evil - by the silent preaching of your own contrary life. But if the only good you can do him is by talking at him, or about him - nay, even to him, if it be in a self-satisfied, super-virtuous style - such as I earnestly hope the present writer is not doing - you had much better leave him alone.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

O blest one hour like this! to rise And see grief's shadows backward roll; While bursts on unaccustomed eyes The glad Aurora of the soul.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

O, the mulberry-tree is of trees the queen! Bare long after the rest are green; But as the time steals onwards, while none perceives Slowly she clothes herself with leaves-- Hides her fruit under them, hard to find. . . . . But by and by, when the flowers grow few And the fruits are dwindling and small to view-- Out she comes in her matron grace With the purple myriads of her race; Full of plenty from root to crown, Showering plenty her feet adown. While far over head hang gorgeously Large luscious berries of sanguine dye, For the best grows highest, always highest, Upon the mulberry-tree.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

Many true words are spoken in jest.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

The wonder is not that some married people are less happy than they hoped to be, but that any married people, out of the honeymoon, or even in it, are ever happy at all.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

It is the Christmas time: And up and down 'twixt heaven and earth, In glorious grief and solemn mirth, The shining angels climb.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

never was there a thoroughly noble nature without some romance in it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

O how beautiful is morning! How the sunbeams strike the daisies And the kingcups fill the meadow Like a golden-shielded army Marching to the uplands fair.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

We are all of us very perfect creatures so long as we are not tried.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

Now, I have nothing to say against uncles in general. They are usually very excellent people, and very convenient to little boys and girls.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

It may often be noticed, the less virtuous people are, the more they shrink away from the slightest whiff of the odour of un-sanctity. The good are ever the most charitable, the pure are the most brave.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

Loud wind, strong wind, sweeping o'er the mountains, Fresh wind, free wind, blowing from the sea, Pour forth thy vials like streams from airy mountains, Draughts of life to me.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

I fear, the inevitable conclusion we must all come to is, that in the world happiness is quite indefinable. We can no more grasp it than we can grasp the sun in the sky or the moon in the water. We can feel it interpenetrating our whole being with warmth and strength; we can see it in a pale reflection shining elsewhere; or in its total absence, we, walking in darkness, learn to appreciate what it is by what it is not.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

To accept the inevitable; neither to struggle against it nor murmur at it-this is the great lesson of life.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

It is not the smallest use to try to make people good, unless you try at the same time - and they feel that you are trying - to make them happy. And you rarely can make another happy, unless you are happy yourself.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

O, the mulberry-tree is of trees the queen! Bare long after the rest are green; But as time steals onwards, while none perceives Slowly she clothes herself with leaves.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

There is no sorrow under heaven which is, or ought to be, endless. To believe or to make it so, is an insult to Heaven itself.