Dorothy Canfield Fisher Quotes

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Dorothy Canfield Fisher Quotes

Libraries are the vessels in which the seed corn for the future is stored.
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A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnessary.

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Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature .

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Taking somebody's sacrifices is like taking counterfeit money. You're only the poorer.

— Dorothy Canfield Fisher

Don't let anything make you believe that there are not as many decent men in the world as women, and they're just as decent. Life isn't worth living unless you know that - and it's true.

— Dorothy Canfield Fisher

History is worth reading when it tells us truly what the attitude toward life was in the past.

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On New Year's Day every calendar, large and small, has the same number of dates. But we soon learn that the years are of very different lengths.

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Vermont is the only place in America where I ever hear thrift spoken of with respect.

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What is life, but one long risk?

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There's no healthy life possible without some sensual feeling between the husband and wife, but there's nothing in the world more awful than married life when it's the only common ground.

— Dorothy Canfield Fisher

You can't wish a body any worse luck than to get what he wants.

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I've always noticed that nobody can be single-minded who isn't narrow-minded; and I think it likely that people who aren't so cocksure what they want to do with themselves, hesitate because they have a great deal more to deal with. A nature rich in fine and complex possibilities takes more time to dispose of itself, but when it does, the world's beauty is the gainer.

— Dorothy Canfield Fisher

The encounter with death is the great turning-point in the lives of those who live on.

— Dorothy Canfield Fisher

Oh, yes, of course I like music, too. Very much. It's so pleasant of an evening, especially when made by your friends at home. I often say I like it better than cards. Though I must say I do like a good game of bridge.

— Dorothy Canfield Fisher

What a fearfully distracting, perplexing and heart-searching business it is to live.

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There's no such thing as luck. Nothing ever just happens to anybody ... nothing can really happen to a person till he lets it happen.

— Dorothy Canfield Fisher

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