Find important quotes and citations by the author Harriet Beecher-Stowe.
Quote 2200To 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
Quote 2199It's a matter of taking the side of the weak against the strong, something the best people have always done
Quote 2198The burning of rebellious thoughts in the little breast, of internal hatred and opposition, could not long go on without slight whiffs of external smoke, such as mark the course of subterranean fire
Quote 2197If it were admitted that the great object is to read and enjoy a language, and the stress of the teaching were placed on the few things absolutely essential to this result, all might in their own way arrive there, and rejoice in its flowers.
Quote 2196Perhaps it is impossible for a person who does no good to do no harm
Quote 2195What 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
Quote 2194Where painting is weakest, namely, in the expression of the highest moral and spiritual ideas, there music is sublimely strong.
Quote 2193The longest day must have its close -the gloomiest night will wear on to a morning. An eternal, inexorable lapse of moments is ever hurrying the day of the evil to an eternal night, and the night of the just to an eternal day
Quote 2192The obstinacy of cleverness and reason is nothing to the obstinacy of folly and inanity
Quote 2191Any mind that is capable of real sorrow is capable of good
Quote 2190Human nature is above all things lazy
Quote 2189I would not attack the faith of a heathen without being sure I had a better one to put in its place
Quote 2188Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn
Quote 2187I 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
Quote 2186Most mothers are instinctive philosophers
Quote 2185No one is so thoroughly superstitious as the godless man
Quote 2184In all ranks of life the human heart yearns for the beautiful; and the beautiful things that God makes are his gift to all alike
Quote 2183So much has been said and sung of beautiful young girls, why doesn't somebody wake up to the beauty of old women
Quote 2182The past, the present and the future are really one: they are today
Quote 2181Friendships are discovered rather than made.
Quote 1886The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone