What we truly and earnestly aspire to be, that in some sense we are. The mere aspiration, by changing the frame of the mind, for the moment realizes itself.

— Anna Jameson

The most profound Anna Jameson quotes that will transform you to a better person

Childhood sometimes does pay a second visit to man; youth never.

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Accuracy of language is one of the bulwarks of truth.

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All my experience of the world teaches me that in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred, the safe and just side of a question is the generous and merciful side.

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Conversation may be compared to a lyre with seven chords - philosophy, art, poetry, love, scandal, and the weather.

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Childhood sometimes does pay a second visit to man, youth never.

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In morals what begins in fear usually ends in wickedness;

in religion what begins in fear usually ends in fanaticism. Fear, either as a principle or a motive, is the beginning of all evil.

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We can sometimes love what we do not understand, but it is impossible completely to understand what we do not love.

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What we earnestly aspire to be, that in some sense we are.

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