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Harriet Beecher Stowe Quote: “When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”

When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.

— Harriet Beecher Stowe



Harriet Beecher Stowe Quote: “Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”

Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.

— Harriet Beecher Stowe


Harriet Beecher Stowe Quotes: “The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.” — Carter G. Woodson

The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.

— Carter G. Woodson


Harriet Beecher Stowe Quote: “Women’s Day Women are the real architects of society.”

Women’s Day Women are the real architects of society.

— Harriet Beecher Stowe


Harriet Beecher Stowe Quote: “The truth is the kindest thing we can give folks in the end.”

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

— Harriet Beecher Stowe


Harriet Beecher Stowe Quote: “The longest day must have its close – the gloomiest night will wear on to a morning. An eternal, inexorable lapse of moments is ever hurrying the day of the evil to an eternal night, and the night of the just to an eternal day.”

The longest day must have its close – the gloomiest night will wear on to a morning. An eternal, inexorable lapse of moments is ever hurrying the day of the evil to an eternal night, and the night of the just to an eternal day.

— Harriet Beecher Stowe


Harriet Beecher Stowe Quote: “Prayer is a long rope with a strong hold.”

Prayer is a long rope with a strong hold.

— Harriet Beecher Stowe


Harriet Beecher Stowe Quote: “Human nature is above all things lazy.”

Human nature is above all things lazy.

— Harriet Beecher Stowe


Harriet Beecher Stowe Quote: “At last I have come into a dreamland...”

At last I have come into a dreamland...

— Harriet Beecher Stowe


Harriet Beecher Stowe Quote: “Gems, in fact, are a species of mineral flowers; they are the blossoms of the dark, hard mine; and what they want in perfume, they make up in durability.”

Gems, in fact, are a species of mineral flowers; they are the blossoms of the dark, hard mine; and what they want in perfume, they make up in durability.

— Harriet Beecher Stowe



Harriet Beecher Stowe Quote: “God washes the eyes by tears unil they can behold the invisible land where tears shall come no more.”

God washes the eyes by tears unil they can behold the invisible land where tears shall come no more.

— Harriet Beecher Stowe


Harriet Beecher Stowe Quote: “It’s a matter of taking the side of the weak against the strong, something the best people have always done.”

It’s a matter of taking the side of the weak against the strong, something the best people have always done.

— Harriet Beecher Stowe


Harriet Beecher Stowe Quote: “The longest way must have its close – the gloomiest night will wear on to a morning.”

The longest way must have its close – the gloomiest night will wear on to a morning.

— Harriet Beecher Stowe


Harriet Beecher Stowe Quote: “Common sense is seeing things as they are; and doing things as they ought to be.”

Common sense is seeing things as they are; and doing things as they ought to be.

— Harriet Beecher Stowe


Harriet Beecher Stowe Quote: “All men are free and equal in the grave, if it comes to that.”

All men are free and equal in the grave, if it comes to that.

— Harriet Beecher Stowe


Harriet Beecher Stowe Quote: “Praise is sunshine; it warms, it inspires, it promotes growth; blame and rebuke are rain and hail; they beat down and bedraggle, even though they may at times be necessary.”

Praise is sunshine; it warms, it inspires, it promotes growth; blame and rebuke are rain and hail; they beat down and bedraggle, even though they may at times be necessary.

— Harriet Beecher Stowe


Harriet Beecher Stowe Quote: “For, so inconsistent is human nature, especially in the ideal, that not to undertake a thing at all seems better than to undertake and come short.”

For, so inconsistent is human nature, especially in the ideal, that not to undertake a thing at all seems better than to undertake and come short.

— Harriet Beecher Stowe


Harriet Beecher Stowe Quote: “True love ennobles and dignifies the material labors of life; and homely services rendered for love’s sake have in them a poetry that is immortal.”

True love ennobles and dignifies the material labors of life; and homely services rendered for love’s sake have in them a poetry that is immortal.

— Harriet Beecher Stowe


Harriet Beecher Stowe Quote: “It is no merit in the sorrowful that they weep, or to the oppressed and smothering that they gasp and struggle, not to me, that I must speak for the oppressed – who cannot speak for themselves.”

It is no merit in the sorrowful that they weep, or to the oppressed and smothering that they gasp and struggle, not to me, that I must speak for the oppressed – who cannot speak for themselves.

— Harriet Beecher Stowe


Harriet Beecher Stowe Quote: “A woman’s health is her capital.”

A woman’s health is her capital.

— Harriet Beecher Stowe



Harriet Beecher Stowe Quote: “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.”

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


Harriet Beecher Stowe Quote: “To be really great in little things, to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life, is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization.”

To be really great in little things, to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life, is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization.

— Harriet Beecher Stowe


Harriet Beecher Stowe Quote: “God has always been to me not so much like a father as like a dear and tender mother.”

God has always been to me not so much like a father as like a dear and tender mother.

— Harriet Beecher Stowe


Harriet Beecher Stowe Quote: “I long to put the experience of fifty years at once into your young lives, to give you at once the key of that treasure chamber every gem of which has cost me tears and struggles and prayers, but you must work for these inward treasures yourself.”

I long to put the experience of fifty years at once into your young lives, to give you at once the key of that treasure chamber every gem of which has cost me tears and struggles and prayers, but you must work for these inward treasures yourself.

— Harriet Beecher Stowe


Harriet Beecher Stowe Quote: “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.”

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


Harriet Beecher Stowe Quote: “If women want any rights they had better take them, and say nothing about it.”

If women want any rights they had better take them, and say nothing about it.

— Harriet Beecher Stowe


Harriet Beecher Stowe Quote: “The literature of a people must so ring from the sense of its nationality; and nationality is impossible without self-respect, and self-respect is impossible without liberty.”

The literature of a people must so ring from the sense of its nationality; and nationality is impossible without self-respect, and self-respect is impossible without liberty.

— Harriet Beecher Stowe


Harriet Beecher Stowe Quote: “Self respect is impossible without liberty...”

Self respect is impossible without liberty...

— Harriet Beecher Stowe


Harriet Beecher Stowe Quote: “There is no phase of the Italian mind that has not found expression in its music.”

There is no phase of the Italian mind that has not found expression in its music.

— Harriet Beecher Stowe


Harriet Beecher Stowe Quote: “Talk of the abuses of slavery! Humbug! The thing itself is the essence of all abuse!”

Talk of the abuses of slavery! Humbug! The thing itself is the essence of all abuse!

— Harriet Beecher Stowe


Harriet Beecher Stowe Quote: “The power of fictitious writing, for good as well as evil is a thing which ought most seriously to be reflected on. No one can fail to see that in our day it is becoming a very great agency.”

The power of fictitious writing, for good as well as evil is a thing which ought most seriously to be reflected on. No one can fail to see that in our day it is becoming a very great agency.

— Harriet Beecher Stowe


Harriet Beecher Stowe Quote: “There is more done with pens than with swords.”

There is more done with pens than with swords.

— Harriet Beecher Stowe


Harriet Beecher Stowe Quote: “Many a humble soul will be amazed to find that the seed it sowed in weakness, in the dust of daily life, has blossomed into immortal flowers under the eye of the Lord.”

Many a humble soul will be amazed to find that the seed it sowed in weakness, in the dust of daily life, has blossomed into immortal flowers under the eye of the Lord.

— Harriet Beecher Stowe


Harriet Beecher Stowe Quote: “Midnight, – strange mystic hour, – when the veil between the frail present and the eternal future grows thin.”

Midnight, – strange mystic hour, – when the veil between the frail present and the eternal future grows thin.

— Harriet Beecher Stowe


Harriet Beecher Stowe Quote: “Witness, eternal God! Oh, witness that, from this hour, I will do what one man can to drive out this curse of slavery from my land!”

Witness, eternal God! Oh, witness that, from this hour, I will do what one man can to drive out this curse of slavery from my land!

— Harriet Beecher Stowe


Harriet Beecher Stowe Quote: “There are in this world blessed souls, whose sorrows all spring up into joys for others; whose earthly hopes, laid in the grave with many tears, are the seed from which spring healing flowers and balm for the desolate and the distressed.”

There are in this world blessed souls, whose sorrows all spring up into joys for others; whose earthly hopes, laid in the grave with many tears, are the seed from which spring healing flowers and balm for the desolate and the distressed.

— Harriet Beecher Stowe


Harriet Beecher Stowe Quote: “I am one of the sort that lives by throwing stones at other people’s glass houses, but I never mean to put up one for them to stone.”

I am one of the sort that lives by throwing stones at other people’s glass houses, but I never mean to put up one for them to stone.

— Harriet Beecher Stowe


Harriet Beecher Stowe Quote: “Sweet souls around us watch us still, press nearer to our side; Into our thoughts, into our prayers, with gentle helpings glide.”

Sweet souls around us watch us still, press nearer to our side; Into our thoughts, into our prayers, with gentle helpings glide.

— Harriet Beecher Stowe


Harriet Beecher Stowe Quote: “No one is so thoroughly superstitious as the godless man. Life and death to him are haunted grounds, filled with goblin forms of vague and shadowy dread.”

No one is so thoroughly superstitious as the godless man. Life and death to him are haunted grounds, filled with goblin forms of vague and shadowy dread.

— Harriet Beecher Stowe


Harriet Beecher Stowe Quote: “I never thought my book would turn so many people against slavery.”

I never thought my book would turn so many people against slavery.

— Harriet Beecher Stowe


Harriet Beecher Stowe Quote: “All places where women are excluded tend downward to barbarism; but the moment she is introduced, there come in with her courtesy, cleanliness, sobriety, and order.”

All places where women are excluded tend downward to barbarism; but the moment she is introduced, there come in with her courtesy, cleanliness, sobriety, and order.

— Harriet Beecher Stowe


Harriet Beecher Stowe Quote: “The past, the present and the future are really one: they are today.”

The past, the present and the future are really one: they are today.

— Harriet Beecher Stowe


Harriet Beecher Stowe Quote: “No one is so thoroughly superstitious as the godless man.”

No one is so thoroughly superstitious as the godless man.

— Harriet Beecher Stowe


Harriet Beecher Stowe Quote: “Your little child is the only true democrat.”

Your little child is the only true democrat.

— Harriet Beecher Stowe


Harriet Beecher Stowe Quote: “Behold! thou hast one more chance! Strive for immortal glory!”

Behold! thou hast one more chance! Strive for immortal glory!

— Harriet Beecher Stowe


Harriet Beecher Stowe Quote: “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.”

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


Harriet Beecher Stowe Quote: “It takes years and maturity to make the discovery that the power of faith is nobler than the power of doubt; and that there is a celestial wisdom in the ingenuous propensity to trust, which belongs to honest and noble natures.”

It takes years and maturity to make the discovery that the power of faith is nobler than the power of doubt; and that there is a celestial wisdom in the ingenuous propensity to trust, which belongs to honest and noble natures.

— Harriet Beecher Stowe


Harriet Beecher Stowe Quote: “If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without a remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend.”

If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without a remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend.

— Harriet Beecher Stowe


Harriet Beecher Stowe Quote: “The pain of discipline is short, but the glory of the fruition is eternal.”

The pain of discipline is short, but the glory of the fruition is eternal.

— Harriet Beecher Stowe


Harriet Beecher Stowe Quote: “Love is very beautiful, but very, very sad.”

Love is very beautiful, but very, very sad.

— Harriet Beecher Stowe

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