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  1. Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
  2. The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
  3. The truth is the kindest thing we can give folks in the end.
  4. So much has been said and sung of beautiful young girls, why doesn't somebody wake up to the beauty of old women.
  5. Talk of the abuses of slavery! Humbug! The thing itself is the essence of all abuse!
  6. Half the misery in the world comes of want of courage to speak and to hear the truth plainly and in a spirit of love.
  7. All places where women are excluded tend downward to barbarism; but the moment she is introduced, there come in with her courtesy, cleanliness, sobriety, and order.
  8. The pain of discipline is short, but the glory of the fruition is eternal.
  9. No one is so thoroughly superstitious as the godless man.
  10. ...it is impossible to make anything beautiful or desirable in the best regulated administration of slavery.

Harriet Beecher Stowe Image Quotes

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The truth is the kindest thing we can give folks in the end. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe Short Quotes

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  • Common sense is seeing things as they are; and doing things as they ought to be.
  • At last I have come into a dreamland.
  • The longest way must have its close - the gloomiest night will wear on to a morning.
  • Let us never doubt everything that ought to happen is going to happen.
  • The past, the present and the future are really one: they are today.
  • Fanaticism is governed by imagination rather than judgment.
  • Human nature is above all things lazy.
  • Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.
  • The obstinacy of cleverness and reason is nothing to the obstinacy of folly and inanity.
  • Mothers are the most instinctive philosophers.
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When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hand on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.

Harriet Beecher Stowe Quotes On Slavery

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Nobody had ever instructed him that a slave-ship, with a procession of expectant sharks in its wake, is a missionary institution, by which closely-packed heathen are brought over to enjoy the light of the Gospel. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

The hand of benevolence is everywhere stretched out, searching into abuses, righting wrongs, alleviating distresses, and bringing to the knowledge and sympathies of the world the lowly, the oppressed, and the forgotten. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

Witness, eternal God! Oh, witness that, from this hour, I will do what one man can to drive out this curse of slavery from my land! — Harriet Beecher Stowe

I never thought my book would turn so many people against slavery. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe Quotes On Powerful

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It takes years and maturity to make the discovery that the power of faith is nobler than the power of doubt; and that there is a celestial wisdom in the ingenuous propensity to trust, which belongs to honest and noble natures. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

Everyone confesses in the abstract that exertion which brings out all the powers of body and mind is the best thing for us all; but practically most people do all they can to get rid of it, and as a general rule nobody does much more than circumstances drive them to do. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

Women's Day Women are the real architects of society. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

The power of fictitious writing, for good as well as evil is a thing which ought most seriously to be reflected on. No one can fail to see that in our day it is becoming a very great agency. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

The number of those men who know how to use wholly irresponsible power humanely and generously is small. Everybody knows this, and the slave knows it best of all. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

Everyone confesses that exertion which brings out all the powers of body and mind is the best thing for us; but most people do all they can to get rid of it, and as a general rule nobody does much more than circumstances drive them to do. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

There is a great life-giving, warming power called Love, which exists in human hearts dumb and unseen, but which has no real life, no warming power, till set free by expression. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe Quotes On Life

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Home is a place not only of strong affections, but of entire unreserve; it is life's undress rehearsal, its backroom, its dressing room. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

What makes saintliness in my view, as distinguished from ordinary goodness, is a certain quality of magnanimity and greatness of soul that brings life within the circle of the heroic. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

In all ranks of life the human heart yearns for the beautiful; and the beautiful things that God makes are his gift to all alike. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

I long to put the experience of fifty years at once into your young lives, to give you at once the key of that treasure chamber every gem of which has cost me tears and struggles and prayers, but you must work for these inward treasures yourself. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

To be really great in little things, to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life, is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

These words dropped into my childish mind as if you should accidentally drop a ring into a deep well. I did not think of them much at the time, but there came a day in my life when the ring was fished up out of the well, good as new. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

Many a humble soul will be amazed to find that the seed it sowed in weakness, in the dust of daily life, has blossomed into immortal flowers under the eye of the Lord. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

Love needs new leaves every summer of life, as much as your elm-tree, and new branches to grow broader and wider, and new flowers to cover the ground. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

Of course, in a novel, people's hearts break, and they die and that is the end of it; and in a story this is very convenient. But in real life we do not die when all that makes life bright dies to us. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

That ignorant confidence in one's self and one's future, which comes in life's first dawn, has a sort of mournful charm in experienced eyes, who know how much it all amounts to. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe Quotes On Place

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The greater the interest involved in a truth the more careful, self-distrustful, and patient should be the inquiry.I would not attack the faith of a heathen without being sure I had a better one to put in its place, because, such as it is, it is better than nothing. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

I would not attack the faith of a heathen without being sure I had a better one to put in its place. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

When you get in a tight place and everything goes against you, until it seems as if you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time when the tide will turn. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe Quotes On Mind

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By what strange law of mind is it that an idea long overlooked, and trodden under foot as a useless stone, suddenly sparkles out in new light, as a discovered diamond? — Harriet Beecher Stowe

Any mind that is capable of real sorrow is capable of good. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

It is one mark of a superior mind to understand and be influenced by the superiority of others. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

There is no phase of the Italian mind that has not found expression in its music. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

Sublime is the dominion of the mind over the body, that, for a time, can make flesh and nerve impregnable, and string the sinews like steel, so that the weak become so mighty! — Harriet Beecher Stowe

The same quickness which makes a mind buoyant in gladness often makes it gentlest and most sympathetic in sorrow. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe Famous Quotes And Sayings

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The truth is the kindest thing we can give folks in the end. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

The Negro is an exotic of the most gorgeous and superb countries of the world, and he has deep in his heart a passion for all that is splendid, rich and fanciful. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

Let us resolve: First, to attain the grace of silence; second, to deem all fault finding that does no good a sin; third, to practice the grade and virtue of praise. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

The person who decides what shall be the food and drink of a family, and the modes of its preparation, is the one who decides, to a greater or less extent, what shall be the health of that family. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

One would like to be grand and heroic, if one could; but if not, why try at all? One wants to be very something, very great, very heroic; or if not that, then at least very stylish and very fashionable. It is this everlasting mediocrity that bores me. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

These Germans seem an odd race, a mixture of clay and spirit - what with their beer-drinking and smoking, and their slow, stolid ways, you would think them perfectly earth; but ethereal fire is all the while working in them, and bursing out in most unexpected jets of poetry and sentiment, like blossoms on a cactus. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

I am one of the sort that lives by throwing stones at other people's glass houses, but I never mean to put up one for them to stone. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

Gems, in fact, are a species of mineral flowers; they are the blossoms of the dark, hard mine; and what they want in perfume, they make up in durability. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

O, with what freshness, what solemnity and beauty, is each new day born; as if to say to insensate man, "Behold! thou hast one more chance! Strive for immortal glory! — Harriet Beecher Stowe

To do common things perfectly is far better worth our endeavor than to do uncommon things respectably. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

We should remember in our dealings with animals that they are a sacred trust to us from our Heavenly Father. They are dumb and cannot speak for themselves. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

Once, in an age, God sends to some of us a friend who loves in us, not a false imagining, an unreal character, but, looking through all the rubbish of our imperfections, loves in us the divine ideal of our nature, — loves, not the man that we are, but the angel that we may be. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

I am speaking now of the highest duty we owe our friends, the noblest, the most sacred --that of keeping their own nobleness, goodness, pure and incorrupt. If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without a remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

I make no manner of doubt that you threw a very diamond of truth at me, though you see it hit me so directly in the face that it wasn't exactly appreciated, at first. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

The beautiful must ever rest in the arms of the sublime. The gentle needs the strong to sustain it, as much as the rock-flowers need rocks to grow on, or the ivy the rugged wall which it embraces. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

Praise is sunshine; it warms, it inspires, it promotes growth; blame and rebuke are rain and hail; they beat down and bedraggle, even though they may at times be necessary. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

When winds are raging o'er the upper oceanAnd billows wild contend with angry roar,'Tis said, far down beneath the wild commotionThat peaceful stillness reigneth evermore.Far, far beneath, the noise of tempests diethAnd silver waves chime ever peacefully,And no rude storm, how fierce soe'er it flyethDisturbs the Sabbath of that deeper sea. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

the heaviest anguish often precedes a return tide of joy and courage. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

Why don't somebody wake up to the beauty of old women? — Harriet Beecher Stowe

I did not write it (Uncle Tom's Cabin). God wrote it. I merely did his dictation. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

A woman's health is her capital. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

I no more thought of style or literary excellence than the mother who rushes into the street and cries for help to save her children from a burning house, thinks of the teachings of the rhetorician or the elocutionist. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

A little reflection will enable any person to detect in himself that setness in trifles which is the result of the unwatched instinct of self-will and to establish over himself a jealous guardianship. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

I wrote what I did because as a woman, as a mother, I was oppressed and broken-hearted with the sorrows and injustice I saw, because as a Christian I felt the dishonor to Christianity - because as a lover of my county, I trembled at the coming day of wrath. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

Greek is the morning land of languages, and has the freshness of early dew in it which will never exhale. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

A man builds a house in England with the expectation of living in it and leaving it to his children; we shed our houses in America as easily as a snail does his shell. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

My vocation to preach on paper. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

In the gates of eternity the black hand and the white hand hold each other with equal clasp. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

Cause I's wicked, - I is. I's mighty wicked, anyhow, I can't help it. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

Mountains are nature's testimonials of anguish. They are the sharp cry of a groaning and travailing creation. Nature's stern agony writes itself on these furrowed brows of gloomy stone. These reft and splintered crags stand, the dreary images of patient sorrow, existing verdureless and stern because exist they must. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without a remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

O, ye who visit the distressed, do ye know that everything your money can buy, given with a cold, averted face, is not worth one honest tear shed in real sympathy? — Harriet Beecher Stowe

he who has nothing to lose can afford all risks. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

Where painting is weakest, namely, in the expression of the highest moral and spiritual ideas, there music is sublimely strong. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

Behold! thou hast one more chance! Strive for immortal glory! — Harriet Beecher Stowe

Perhaps it is impossible for a person who does no good to do no harm. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

in America, far too large a portion of the diet consists of animal food. As a nation, the Americans are proverbial for the gross and luxurious diet with which they load their tables; and there can be no doubt that the general health of the nation would be increased by a change in our customs in this respect. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

the temperaments of children are often as oddly unsuited to parents as if capricious fairies had been filling cradles with changelings. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

intemperance in eating is one of the most fruitful of all causes of disease and death. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

Midnight,--strange mystic hour,--when the veil between the frail present and the eternal future grows thin. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

There are in this world blessed souls, whose sorrows all spring up into joys for others; whose earthly hopes, laid in the grave with many tears, are the seed from which spring healing flowers and balm for the desolate and the distressed. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

Cathedrals do not seem to me to have been built. They seem, rather, stupendous growths of nature, like crystals, or cliffs of basalt. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

the Lord gives good many things twice over; but he don't give ye a mother but once. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

What's your hurry?" Because now is the only time there ever is to do a thing in," said Miss Ophelia. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

For, so inconsistent is human nature, especially in the ideal, that not to undertake a thing at all seems better than to undertake and come short. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

In the old times, women did not get their lives written, though I don't doubt many of them were much better worth writing than the men's. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

Religion! Is what you hear at church religion? Is that which can bend and turn, and descend and ascend, to fit every crooked phase of selfish, worldly society, religion? — Harriet Beecher Stowe

Self respect is impossible without liberty. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

Care and labor are as much correlated to human existence as shadow is to light. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

Great as the planning were for the dinner, the lot was so contrived that not a soul in the house be supposed to be kept from the break of day ceremony of Blessing in the church. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

It would be an incalculable gain to domestic happiness, if people would begin the concert of life with their instruments tuned to a very low pitch: they who receive the most happiness are generally they who demand and expect the least. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

Your little child is the only true democrat. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

If you were not already my dearly loved husband I should certainly fall in love with you. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

A cook she certainly was, in the very bone and centre of her soul. Not a....turkey....in the barn-yard but looked grave when they saw her approaching, and seemed evidently to be reflecting on their latter end; and certain it was that she was always meditating on trussing, stuffing and roasting, to a degree that was calculated to inspire terror in any reflecting fowl living. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

The ship, built on one element, but designed to have its life in another, seemed an image of the soul, formed and fashioned with many a weary hammer-stroke in this life, but finding its true element only when it sails out into the ocean of eternity. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

It is always our treasure that the lightning strikes. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

there is no independence and pertinacity of opinion like that of these seemingly soft, quiet creatures, whom it is so easy to silence, and so difficult to convince. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

a true gentleman ... was characterized as the man that asks the fewest questions. This trait of refined society might be adopted into home-like in a far greater degree than it is, and make it far more agreeable. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

It lies around us like a cloud- A world we do not see; Yet the sweet closing of an eye May bring us there to be. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

Can anybody tell what sorrows are locked up with our best affections, or what pain may be associated with every pleasure? — Harriet Beecher Stowe

Rome is an astonishment! — Harriet Beecher Stowe

Let my soul calm itself, O Christ, in Thee. This is true. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

it isn't mere love and good-will that is needed in a sick-room; it needs knowledge and experience. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

Sweet souls around us watch us still, Press nearer to our side; Into our thoughts, into our prayers, With gentle helpings glide. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

The literature of a people must so ring from the sense of its nationality; and nationality is impossible without self-respect, and self-respect is impossible without liberty. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

What a fool is he who locks his door to keep out spirits, who has in his own bosom a spirit he dares not meet alone; whose voice, smothered far down, and piled over with mountains of earthliness, is yet like the forewarning trumpet of doom! — Harriet Beecher Stowe

There are two classes of human beings in this world: one class seem made to give love, and the other to take it. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

Dogs can bear more cold than human beings, but they do not like cold any better than we do; and when a dog has his choice, he will very gladly stretch himself on a rug before the fire for his afternoon nap. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

The soul awakes ... between two dim eternities - the eternal past, the eternal future. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

Whatever offices of life are performed by women of culture and refinement are thenceforth elevated; they cease to be mere servile toils, and become expressions of the ideas of superior beings. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

Life Lessons by Harriet Beecher Stowe

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  1. Harriet Beecher Stowe taught the importance of standing up for what you believe in, no matter the cost. Her novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin, was a powerful statement about the evils of slavery and inspired a nation to take action.
  2. She also encouraged us to be kind and compassionate to those who are suffering, and to always strive for justice and equality.
  3. Finally, she showed us the power of the written word to bring about social change, and to inspire people to work together for a better world.

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