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Fanny Fern
By Anonym 13 Sep

Fanny Fern

Advice is like a doctor's pills; how easily he gives them! how reluctantly he takes them when his turn comes!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Fanny Fern

Hotel life is about the same in every latitude.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Fanny Fern

Too much indulgence has ruined thousands of children; too much love not one.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Fanny Fern

Oh! to be a child again. My only treasures, bits of shell and stone and glass. To love nothing but maple sugar. To fear nothing but a big dog. To go to sleep without dreading the morrow. To wake up with a shout. Not to have seen a dead face. Not to dread a living one. To be able to believe.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Fanny Fern

No crust so tough as the grudged bread of dependence.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Fanny Fern

How strong sometimes is weakness!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Fanny Fern

Well, it is a humiliating reflection, that the straightest road to a man's heart is through his palate.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Fanny Fern

Experience is an excellent doctor, though he never had a diploma.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Fanny Fern

There are so many ready to write (poor fools!) for the honor and glory of the thing, and there are so many ready to take advantage of this fact, and withhold from needy talent the moral right to a deserved remuneration.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Fanny Fern

I hate the word proper. If you tell me a thing is not proper, I immediately feel the most rabid desire to go 'neck and heels' into it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Fanny Fern

Fitz Allen had 'traveled;' and that is generally understood to mean to go abroad and remain a period of time long enough to grow a fierce beard, and fierce mustache, and cultivate a thorough contempt for everything in your own country.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Fanny Fern

To her, the name of father was another name for love.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Fanny Fern

The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Fanny Fern

I dare say you will try to make me believe that Editors are human. Now I deny that, for I myself have, in past days, had evidence to the contrary.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Fanny Fern

Our domestic Napoleons, too many of them, give flattery, bonnets and bracelets to women, and everything else but - justice.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Fanny Fern

Everything in the country, animate and inanimate, seems to whisper, be serene, be kind, be happy. We grow tolerant there unconsciously.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Fanny Fern

Why don't men ... leave off those detestable stiff collars, stocks, and things, that make them all look like choked chickens, and which hide so many handsomely-turned throats, that a body never sees, unless a body is married, or unless a body happens to see a body's brothers while they are shaving.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Fanny Fern

I am convinced that there are times in everybody's experience when there is so much to be done, that the only way to do it is to sit down and do nothing.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Fanny Fern

You are taken sick; you send for a physician; he comes in, stays ten minutes, prescribes for you a healing medicine, and charges you three or four dollars. You call this 'extortionate' - forgetting the medical books he must have waded through, the revolting dissections he must have witnessed and participated in, and the medical lectures he must have digested, to have enabled him to pronounce on your case so summarily and satisfactorily.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Fanny Fern

Nowhere more than in New York does the contest between squalor and splendor so sharply present itself.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Fanny Fern

The cream of enjoyment in this life is always impromptu. The chance walk; the unexpected visit; the unpremeditated journey; the unsought conversation or acquaintance.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Fanny Fern

The term 'lady' has been so misused, that I like better the old-fashioned term, woman.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Fanny Fern

Dear reader, true religion is not gloomy.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Fanny Fern

I am getting sick of people. I am falling in love with things. They hold their tongues.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Fanny Fern

To the Pilgrim Mothers, who not only had their full share of the hardships and privations of pioneer life but also had the Pilgrim Fathers to endure.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Fanny Fern

Would a harsh word ever fall from lips which now breathed only love? Would the step whose lightest footfall now made her heart leap, ever sound in her ear like a death knell?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Fanny Fern

Show me an 'easy person,' and I will show you a selfish one. Good-natured he may be; why not? since the disastrous consequences of his 'easiness' are generally shouldered by other people.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Fanny Fern

Light hearts seldom keep company with heavy coffers.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Fanny Fern

Never compel yourself to say words to which the heart yields no response.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Fanny Fern

Hurry, drive and bustle ... Everybody looking out for number one, and caring little who jostled past, if their rights were not infringed.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Fanny Fern

I want a human sermon. I don't care what Melchisedek, or Zerubbabel, or Kerenhappuk did, ages ago; I want to know what I am to do, and I want somebody besides a theological bookworm to tell me; somebody who is sometimes tempted and tried, and is not too dignified to own it; somebody like me, who is always sinning and repenting; somebody who is glad and sorry, and cries and laughs, and eats and drinks, and wants to fight when they are trodden on, and don't!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Fanny Fern

O, girls! set your affections on cats, poodles, parrots or lap-dogs; but let matrimony alone. It's the hardest way on earth to getting a living.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Fanny Fern

they who are not fastidious as to the means, seldom fail of securing the result they aim at.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Fanny Fern

Few husbands (and the longer I observe, the more I am convinced of the truth of what I am about to say, and I make no exception in favor of education or station) have the magnanimity to use justly, generously, the power which the law puts in their hands.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Fanny Fern

What a pity when editors review a woman's book, that they so often fall into the error of reviewing the woman instead.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Fanny Fern

Pity that gold should always bring with it the canker - covetousness.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Fanny Fern

A little oil makes machinery work easy.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Fanny Fern

adversity is so rough a teacher!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Fanny Fern

There are no little things. "Little things," so called, are the hinges of the universe.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Fanny Fern

Hoary-headed old Winter, I have had enough of you!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Fanny Fern

Never ask a favor until you are drawing your last breath; and never forget one.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Fanny Fern

It is the most astonishing thing that persons who have not sufficient education to spell correctly, to punctuate properly, to place capital letters in the right places, should, when other means of support fail, send mss. for publication.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Fanny Fern

Why will parents use that expression? What right have you to have a favorite child?