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By Anonym 15 Sep

Margaret Deland

There's one thing that always interests me about you good people, not your certainty that the rest of us are swine, - no doubt we are, - but your certainty that your opinions are pearls.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Margaret Deland

Age, per se, may claim tenderness and pity, but not respect; that only comes when the years have brought humanity and wisdom and the experience that worketh hope.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Margaret Deland

Habit does much to reconcile us to unpleasantness.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Margaret Deland

men love their wives not because of their virtues, but in spite of them.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Margaret Deland

War is wicked, beause it is murder and hate. And it is foolish, because hate and murder can only destroy people's bodies, not change their minds.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Margaret Deland

Books are like sapphires; they must be polished - polished! or else you insult your readers.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Margaret Deland

Of all the bitter and heavy things in this sorry old world, the not being necessary is the bitterest and heaviest.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Margaret Deland

Grandmother belongs to the generation of women who were satisfied to have men retain their vices, if they removed their hats.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Margaret Deland

By some mysterious method, Susan Carr's gossip gave the listener a gentler feeling towards his kind. When she spoke of her neighbors' faults, one knew that somehow they were simply virtues gone to seed.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Margaret Deland

Every new truth begins in a shocking heresy.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Margaret Deland

I have heard that a man might be his own lawyer, but you can't be your own judge.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Margaret Deland

The fact is, the secret of happiness is the sense of proportion.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Margaret Deland

In connection with death, or birth, or love, modesty is only a rather puerile self-consciousness.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Margaret Deland

Real divorce takes place without a decree.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Margaret Deland

I notice that when people have no sense of responsibility, you call them either criminals or geniuses.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Margaret Deland

Hearts don't come when Reason whistles to 'em.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Margaret Deland

Nobody who is somebody looks down on anybody.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Margaret Deland

Fighting should be left to dogs and cats and chickens, who can't reason.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Margaret Deland

Home is the best place to be sick in.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Margaret Deland

We've all of us got to meet the devil alone. Temptation is a lonely business.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Margaret Deland

the attempt to break a habit of years is necessarily experimental.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Margaret Deland

I've always thought the law ought to put on spectacles, it has mighty poor eyesight once in a while.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Margaret Deland

there are few things that are more endearing than the grace of listening with attention; indeed, it is more than endearing, it is impressive - for no one knows what wisdom lies concealed in silence!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Margaret Deland

... is there anything more unjust than to build gold and brass and iron on poor, well-meaning clay, -- and then blame the clay when the whole image falls into dust?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Margaret Deland

Conscience that isn't hitched up to common sense is a mighty dangerous thing.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Margaret Deland

It is useless to deny that, unless one has a genius for imparting knowledge, teaching is a drudgery.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Margaret Deland

A pint can't hold a quart - if it holds a pint it is doing all that can be expected of it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Margaret Deland

moral vanity is the snare of good people.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Margaret Deland

There is a bond, it appears, between mother and child which endures as long as they do. It is independent of love; reason cannot weaken it; hate cannot destroy it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Margaret Deland

Grief is the price Love pays for being in the same world with Death.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Margaret Deland

... in a wicked way, it is an incentive to good living to observe the spice of enjoyment there is to a godly soul in a very little sin.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Margaret Deland

as everybody knows, truthfulness and agreeable manners are often divorced on the ground of incompatibility.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Margaret Deland

A letter is a risky thing; the writer gambles on the reader's frame of mind.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Margaret Deland

the blue and cloudless day closes like the lid of a casket of jewels upon the violet rim of sea, and shuts out the light.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Margaret Deland

it's better to be crazy on one point and happy, than sane on all points and unhappy.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Margaret Deland

If you give way to fear, you'll be a coward; and ... a coward is apt to be a liar. The devil's first name is Fear.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Margaret Deland

When it comes to bombshells, there are few that can be more effective than that small, flat, frail thing, a letter.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Margaret Deland

You can't have genius without patience.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Margaret Deland

a great moment raises most of the people who experience it, to its own level; and that is why they do not always recognize its greatness - or their own.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Margaret Deland

The anger of slow, mild, loving people has a lasting quality that mere bad-tempered folk cannot understand.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Margaret Deland

The insolence of time is like a blow in the face from an unseen enemy.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Margaret Deland

a short cut to matrimonial unhappiness is not to have the same taste in jokes!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Margaret Deland

If you are kind to an enemy, you cannot hate him.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Margaret Deland

... Love never forgets; or if it does, it is an imperfect love, like the beautiful love of a dog, faithful and unreasoning.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Margaret Deland

Anger as well as love casts out fear.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Margaret Deland

Some time in our lives every man and woman of us, putting out our hands toward the stars, touch on either side our prison walls the immutable limitations of temperament

By Anonym 13 Sep

Margaret Deland

a manufactured interest has no staying quality - especially if it involves any hard work.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Margaret Deland

Absurdity is the one thing love can't stand; it can overlook anything else, -- coldness, or weakness, or viciousness, -- but just be ridiculous and that's the end of it!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Margaret Deland

Self-sacrifice which denies common sense is not a virtue. It's a spiritual dissipation.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Margaret Deland

There isn't any virtue where there has never been any temptation.