Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlof Quotes

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Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlof Quotes

There is always a third possibility, as long as you have the ability to find it.
— Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlof —

What Gosta,' he said to himself, 'can you no longer endure? You have been hardened in poverty all of your life; you have heard every tree in the forest, every tuft in the meadows preach to you of sacrifice and patience. You, brought up in a country where the winter is severe, and the summer joy is very short, have you forgotten the art of bearing your trials?
'Oh Gosta, a man must bear all that life gives him with a courageous heart and a smile on his lips, else he is no man. Sorrow as much as you will. If you love your beloved, let your conscience burn and chafe within you, but show yourself a man and a Varmlander. Let your glances beam with joy, and meet your friends with a gay word on your lips! Life and nature are hard. They bring forth courage and joy as a counterweight against their own hardness, or no one could endure them ...

— Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlof

If dead things love, if earth and water distinguish friends from enemies, I should like to possess their love. I should like the green earth not to feel my step as a heavy burden. I should like her to forgive that she for my sake is wounded by plough and harrow, and willingly to open for my dead body.

— Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlof

Here, no mercy is shown. One hates one's fellow man to the glory of God.

— Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlof

There is always a third possibility, as long as you have the ability to find it.

— Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlof

What is so certain of victory as patience?

— Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlof

More die in flight than in battle.

— Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlof

Women can do nothing that has permanence.

— Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlof

He who is sorrowful can force himself to smile, but he who is glad cannot weep.

— Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlof

The ways of Providence cannot be reasoned out by the finite mind ... I cannot fathom them, yet seeking to know them is the most satisfying thing in all the world.

— Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlof

Young horses who cannot bear the whip or spur find life hard. At every smart they start forward and rush to their destruction, and when the way is stony and difficult, they know no better expedient than to overturn the cart and gallop madly away.

— Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlof

There isn't much that tastes better than praise from those who are wise and capable.

— Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlof

There is so little that one can do for the dead!

— Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlof

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