Sarah Josepha Hale Quotes

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Sarah Josepha Hale Quotes

It is useless to check the vain dunce who has caught the mania of scribbling, whether prose or poetry, canzonets or criticisms,
let such a one go on till the disease exhausts itself. Opposition like water, thrown on burning oil, but increases the evil, because a person of weak judgment will seldom listen to reason, but become obstinate under reproof.
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It requires but a few threads of hope, for the heart that is skilled in the secret, to weave a web of happiness.

— Sarah Josepha Hale

And you each gentle animal
In confidence may bind,
And make them follow at your call,
If you are always kind.

— Sarah Josepha Hale

Democracies have been, and governments called, free; but the spirit of independence and the consciousness of unalienable rights, were never before transfused into the minds of a whole people ... The feeling of equality which they proudly cherish does not proceed from an ignorance of their station, but from the knowledge of their rights; and it is this knowledge which will render it so exceedingly difficult for any tyrant ever to triumph over the liberties of our country.

— Sarah Josepha Hale

Crackers, toasted or hard bread may be added a short time before the soup is wanted; but do not put in those libels on civilized cookery, called DUMPLINGS! One might about as well eat, with the hope of digesting, a brick from the ruins of Babylon, as one of the hard, heavy masses of boiled dough which usually pass under this name.

— Sarah Josepha Hale

A man is never more satisfied than when he is confirming a favorite theory.

— Sarah Josepha Hale

Happiness is, in truth, a very cheap thing, when the heart will be contented to traffic with nature - art has quite a different price.

— Sarah Josepha Hale

A blessing on the printer's art!
Books are the mentors of the heart.

— Sarah Josepha Hale

Next to genius is the power of feeling where true genius lies.

— Sarah Josepha Hale

Oh! welcome to the wearied Earth
The Sabbath resting comes,
Gathering the sons of toil and care
Back to their peaceful homes;
And, like a portal to the skies,
Opens the House of God,
Where all who seek may come and learn
The way the Saviour trod.
But holier to the wanderer seems
The Sabbath on the deep,
When on, and on, in ceaseless course,
The toiling bark must keep,
And not a trace of man appears
Amid the wilderness
Of waters
then it comes like dove
Direct from heaven to bless.

— Sarah Josepha Hale

The fearful are the failing.

— Sarah Josepha Hale

There is hardly a more heart-thrilling pleasure enjoyed by mortals, than that which parents feel when seeing their child first being able to 'catch knowledge of objects.

— Sarah Josepha Hale

Some determined advocates of the vegetable system maintain, that the teeth and stomach of the monkey correspond, in structure, very closely with that of man, yet it lives on fruits - therefore if man followed nature, he would live on fruits and vegetables. But though the anatomical likeness between man and monkeys is striking, yet it is not complete; the difference may be and doubtless is precisely that which makes a difference of diet necessary to nourish and develope their dissimilar natures. Those who should live as the monkeys do would most closely resemble them.

— Sarah Josepha Hale

Why is it that water, so monotonous in its characteristics, should nevertheless possess a charm for every mind? I believe it is chiefly because it bears the impress of the Creator, which we feel neither the power of time or of man can efface or alter.

— Sarah Josepha Hale

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