Harriet Beecher Stowe Quotes

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Harriet Beecher Stowe Quotes

So much has been said and sung of beautiful young girls, why dont somebody wake up to the beauty of old women?
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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 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

The truth is the kindest thing we can give folks in the end.

— Harriet Beecher Stowe

So much has been said and sung of beautiful young girls, why don't somebody wake up to the beauty of old women?

— Harriet Beecher Stowe

Strange, what brings these past things so vividly back to us, sometimes!

— Harriet Beecher Stowe

So subtle is the atmosphere of opinion that it will make itself felt without words.

— Harriet Beecher Stowe

It was a feeling which he had seen before in his mother; but no chord within vibrated to it.

— Harriet Beecher Stowe

But who, sir, makes the trader? Who is most to blame? The enlightened, cultivated, intelligent man, who supports the system of which the trader is the inevitable result, or the poor trader himself? You make the public statement that calls for his trade, that debauches and depraves him, till he feels no shame in it; and in what are you better than he?

— Harriet Beecher Stowe

My country!" said George, with a strong and bitter emphasis; "what country have I, but the grave,-and I wish to God that I was laid there!

— Harriet Beecher Stowe

If it comes to that, I can earn myself at least six feet of free soil.

— 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

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

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

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

People will accept your ideas much more readily if you tell them that Benjamin Franklin said it first. Perhaps it is impossible for a person who does no good to do no harm.

— Harriet Beecher Stowe

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