Were I asked to define it, I should reply that archeology is that science which enables us to register and classify our knowledge of the sum of man's achievement in those arts and handicrafts whereby he has, in time past, signalized his passage from barbarism to civilization.

— Amelia B. Edwards

The most unusual Amelia B. Edwards quotes that are easy to memorize and remember

The world is terribly apt to take people at their own valuation.


Every reformation ruins somebody.


Literature is, in fact, the fruit of leisure.


between prosperity and adversity there can be little real fellowship.


The camel has his virtues - so much at least must be admitted; but they do not lie upon the surface.


It is so easy to believe in pleasant impossibilities.


Love is of all stimulants the most powerful.

It sharpens the wits like danger, and the memory like hatred; it spurs the will like ambition; it intoxicates like wine.


Of all the trees that have ever been cultivated by man, the genealogical tree is the driest. It is one, we may be sure, that had no place in the garden of Eden. Its root is in the grave; its produce mere Dead Sea fruit.