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Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

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Surely it is one of the simplest laws of taste in dress,
that it shall not attract undue attention from the wearer to the worn.
- Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

A great idea is usually original to more than one discoverer.
Great ideas come when the world needs them.
Great ideas surround the world's ignorance and press for admission.
- Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

It is not the straining for great things that is most effective;
it is the doing the little things,
the common duties, a little better and better.
- Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

Happiness must be cultivated.
It is like character.
It is not a thing to be safely let alone for a moment,
or it will run to weeds.
- Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

 

It is impossible to forget the sense of dignity which
marks the hour when one becomes a wage-earner...
I felt that I had suddenly acquired value to myself,
to my family, and to the world.
- Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

Out of my discomforts, which were small enough,
grew one thing for which I have all my life been grateful,
the formation of fixed habits of work.
- Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

What an immense power over the life is the power of
possessing distinct aims.
The voice, the dress, the look, the very motion of a person,
define and alter when he or she begins to live for a reason.
- Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

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If you look for the bad in people
expecting to find it, you surely will.
- Abraham Lincoln

Having a child is surely the most beautifully irrational
act that two people in love can commit.
- Bill Cosby

Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.
- The Buddha

If it is surely the means to the highest end we know,
can any work be humble or disgusting?
Will it not rather be elevating as a ladder,
the means by which we are translated?
- Henry David Thoreau

Your every voter, as surely as your chief magistrate,
exercises a public trust.
- Grover Cleveland

No society can surely be flourishing and happy,
of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
- Adam Smith

Well, surely, I am not in charge of South Africa.
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi

In the time we have it is surely our duty to do all
the good we can to all the people we can in all the ways we can.
- William Barclay

Surely there comes a time when counting the cost and
paying the price aren't things to think about any more.
All that matters is value - the ultimate value of what one does.
- James Hilton

Impossible to spend sleepless nights and accomplish anything:
if,
in my youth, my parents had not financed my insomnias,
I should surely have killed myself.
- Emile M. Cioran

If all else fails, the character of a man can be recognized
by nothing so surely as by a jest which he takes badly.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

It is surely harmful to souls to make it a heresy to believe what is proved.
- Galileo Galilei

Yet if anyone believes that the earth rotates,
surely he will hold that its motion is natural,
not violent.
- Nicolaus Copernicus

Surely it is much more generous to forgive and remember,
than to forgive and forget.
- Maria Edgeworth

The Amateur Marriage grew out of the reflection that
of all the opportunities to show differences in character,
surely an unhappy marriage must be the richest.
- Anne Tyler

Surely a King who loves pleasure is less dangerous
than one who loves glory?
- Nancy Mitford

There surely is in human nature an inherent propensity
to extract all the good out of all the evil.
- Benjamin Haydon

If hard work were such a wonderful thing,
surely the rich would have kept it all to themselves.
- Joseph Kirkland

The true spirit of delight, the exaltation,
the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone
of the highest excellence,
is to be found in mathematics as surely as poetry.
- Bertrand Russell

Full surely there is a blessedness beyond the grave
for those who have already entered on it here,
and in no other form than that wherein they know it here,
at any moment.
- Johann Gottlieb Fichte

Architecture, of all the arts, is the one which acts the most slowly,
but the most surely, on the soul.
- Ernest Dimnet

Surely the fact that a uniformed police officer is
wearing his hair below his collar will make him no
less identifiable as a policeman.
- Thurgood Marshall

Surely the glory of journalism is its transience.
- Malcolm Muggeridge

Surely it is time for Jews, worried over the huge growth of Arabs in Israel,
to consider finishing the exchange of populations that began 35 years ago.
- Meir Kahane

No man surely has so short a memory as the American.
- Rebecca H. Davis

I didn't want to do anything my mother wanted me to
do so surely I wasn't going to sing for her.
- Linda Lavin

The picture which the philosopher draws of the world
is surely not one in which every stroke is necessitated by pure logic.
- Morris Raphael Cohen

If men cease to believe that they will one day become
gods then they will surely become worms.
- Henry Miller

And what, Socrates, is the food of the soul? Surely,
I said, knowledge is the food of the soul.
- Plato

Clouds and darkness surround us, yet Heaven is just,
and the day of triumph will surely come,
when justice and truth will be vindicated.
- Mary Todd Lincoln

Common sense is perhaps the most equally divided,
but surely the most underemployed, talent in the world.
- Christiane Collage

The evening sings in a voice of amber,
the dawn is surely coming.
- Al Stewart

A human being fashions his consequences as surely as
he fashions his goods or his dwelling his goods or his dwelling.
Nothing that he says, thinks or does is without consequences.
- Norman Cousins

Slowly but surely, we are acquiring that famous culture of democracy,
which is our objective.
- Paul Biya

If you could say of any one individual that the court
as an institution is the length and shadow of that individual,
surely it would be John Marshall.
- William Rehnquist

Surely our inaction with respect to Syria is a poor
precedent if we're fighting a war on terror.
- Bill Kristol

Surely there is a time to submit to guidance and a
time to take one's own way at all hazards.
- Thomas Huxley

Postmodernism surely requires an even greater grasp of symbolism,
as it's increasingly an art of gesture alone.
- Andrew Eldritch

If we fear the unknown then surely we fear ourselves.
- Bryant H. McGill

Doing leads more surely to talking than talking to doing.
- Vance Havner

Be careful what you set your heart upon -
for it will surely be yours.
- James A. Baldwin

Anybody can observe the Sabbath, but making it holy
surely takes the rest of the week.
- Alice Walker

Surely the job of fiction is to actually tell the truth.
It's a paradox that's at the heart of any kind of storytelling.
- Jeremy Northam

The efforts you make will surely be rewarded.
If not, then you are simply not ready to call them efforts.
- Sadaharu Oh

The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the
vehicle of novelists and poets.
- Christopher Morley

What makes life worth living? Better surely,
to yield to the stain of suicide blood in me and seek
forgetfulness in the embrace of cold dark death.
- Zane Grey

Surely, if Mother Nature had been consulted,
she would never have consented to building a city in New Orleans.
- Mortimer Zuckerman

Words must surely be counted among the most powerful drugs man ever invented.
- Leo Rosten

Surely, serious problems can't be solved just by talking about them.
- Nigel Short

Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
- John Adams

Surely God would not have created such a being as man,
with an ability to grasp the infinite,
to exist only for a day!
No, no, man was made for immortality.
- Abraham Lincoln

Biblical orthodoxy without compassion is surely the
ugliest thing in the world.
- Francis Schaeffer

It is the timber of poetry that wears most surely,
and there is no timber that has not strong roots among the clay and worms.
- John Synge

The moon of a bright silver, which dazzles by its shining,
illumines a world which surely is no longer ours;
for it resembles in nothing what may be seen in other lands.
- Pierre Loti

It is possible to demonstrate God's existence,
although not a priori, yet a posteriori from some work
of His more surely known to us.
- Thomas Aquinas

A simple enough pleasure, surely, to have breakfast
alone with one's husband,
but how seldom married people in the midst of life achieve it.
- Anne Spencer

In the material sciences these are and have been,
and are most surely likely to continue to be heroic days.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

Sometimes, surely, truth is closer to imagination or to intelligence,
to love than to fact? To be accurate is not to be right.
- Shirley Hazzard

Friendships that have stood the test of time and change are surely best.
- Joseph Parry

I have long considered it one of God's greatest mercies
that the future is hidden from us.
If it were not, life would surely be unbearable.
- Eugene Forsey

If we do not hang together, we shall surely hang separately.
- Thomas Paine

If there's ever a place where you can't argue that
you can put the facts over here and the text over there and see if they fit,
it is surely in anthropology.
- Clifford Geertz

Surely the Department of Defense can and needs to do
a better job of training new and existing first responders
to respond to sexual assaults occurring in the military.
- Louise Slaughter

You were made perfectly to be loved -
and surely I have loved you,
in the idea of you, my whole life long.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning


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