The language of the face is not taught by the schools; it is intuitive, and to the observant is always legible.

— Julia Ward Howe

The most blissful Julia Ward Howe quotes to discover and learn by heart

I shall stick to my resolution of writing always what I think no matter whom it offends.

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I am confirmed in my division of human energies. Ambitious people climb, but faithful people build.

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It is always legitimate to wish to rise above one's self, never above others.

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Boston is an oasis in the desert, a place where the larger proportion of people are loving, rational and happy.

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The broken eggshell of a civilization which time has hatched and devoured.

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Any religion which will sacrifice a certain set of human beings for the enjoyment or aggrandizement or advantage of another is no religion. It is a thing which may be allowed, but it is against true religion. Any religion which sacrifices women to the brutality of men is no religion.

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God forgive me if I do wrong in following with ardor the strongest instincts of my nature.

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We, women of one country, Will be too tender of those of another country To allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs.

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The strokes of the pen need deliberation as much as the sword needs swiftness.

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Life is like a cup of tea, the sugar is all at the bottom!

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The flag of our stately battles, not struggles of wrath and greed, Its stripes were a holy lesson, its spangles a deathless creed: 'T was red with the blood of freemen and white with the fear of the foe; And the stars that fight in their courses 'gainst tyrants its symbols know.

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The frozen ocean... of Boston life.

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About Julia Ward Howe

Quotes 62 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Activist
Birthday October 16

When I see the elaborate study and ingenuity displayed by women in the pursuit of trifles, I feel no doubt of their capacity for the most herculean undertakings.

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Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord: / He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored.

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As men have often forsaken the plough and the anvil at the summons of war, let women now leave all that may be left of home for a great and earnest day of counsel. Let them meet first, as women, to bewail and commemorate the dead. Let them solemnly take counsel with each other as to the means whereby the great human family can live in peace.

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He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat;

He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment-seat. Oh! be swift my soul to answer him, be jubilant my feet! Our God is marching on.

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Education keeps the key of life; and liberal education insures the first conditions of freedom,--namely, adequate knowledge and accustomed thought.

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In Virgil's account of the good housewife, who rises early in order to measure out the work of the household, and in Solomon's description of the thrifty woman of his time, one sees the value set upon feminine industry and economy in times far removed from our own.

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Every fallen woman represents a man as guilty as herself, who escapes human detection, but whose soul lies open before God.

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Many a woman will pass for elegant in a ballroom, or even at a court drawing room, whose want of true breeding would become evident in a chosen company.

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Beneath all differences of doctrine or discipline there exists a fundamental agreement as to the simple, absolute essentials in religion.

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I sometimes think God allows Great Britain to be unprincipled for the good of mankind.

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The blind must not only be fed and housed and cared for;

they must learn to make thir lives useful to the community.

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Familiarity so dulls the edge of perception as to make us least acquainted with things forming part of our daily life.

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Politeness induces morality. Serenity of manners requires serenity of mind.

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Marriage, like death, is a debt we owe to nature.

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Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord -

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Massachusetts women as a rule adhere too strongly to old-time conventions.

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Heaven knows what I have not been through with, since I saw you-dust, dirt, dyspepsia, hotels, railroads, prairies, tobacco juice.

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Charity is an unending self-discipline which always looks and leads towards the eternal affection. Therefore, its triumph shall be lasting and everlasting.

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In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea, With a glory in his bosom that transfigures you and me; As he died to make men holy, let us die to make men free, While God is marching on.

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Theology in general seems to me a substitution of human ingenuity for divine wisdom.

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As He died to make men holy, let us live to make men free.

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Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn
 all that we have been able to teach them of charity, mercy and patience.

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I take refuge in my books.

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In the nature of things, I must soon lose sight of this sense of constant metamorphosis whose limits bound our human life.

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When I behold the passion for ornamentation, and the corresponding power, I feel as if women had so far shown what they are bad for, rather than what they are good for.

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I know not why there is such a melancholy feeling attached to the remembrance of past happiness, except that we fear that the future can have nothing so bright as the past.

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He is coming like the glory of the morning on the wave, He is wisdom to the mighty, he is succour to the brave, So the world shall be his footstool, and the soul of Time his slave, Our God is marching on.

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The greatest evils of society are goods that have refused to go on, but have sat down on the highway, saying to the world, "We stop here; do you stop also.

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All the sugar was in the bottom of the cup.

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It is not good for beauty that it should be a profession.

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There is no hell like that of a selfish heart, and there is no misfortune so great as that of not being able to make a sacrifice. These two thoughts come to me strongly this morning. It is something to have learned these truths so that we can never again doubt them.

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Hope died as I was led unto my marriage bed.

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I was born 'neath a clouded star.

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It has been strange to me to return to life and to feel that I have any sympathy with human beings, after the long interval of quiet and indifference which succeeded my marriage.

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My children are babies and my husband has scarcely half an hour in 24 to give me.

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I have never known my husband to approve any act of mine which I myself valued.

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The reason why education is usually so poor among women of fashion is, that it is not needed for the life which they elect to lead.

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