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Alice Duer Miller Quotes





A child too, can never grasp the fact that the same mother who cooks so well, is so concerned about his cough, and helps so kindly with his homework, in some circumstance has no more feeling than a wall of his hidden inner world.
[Friendship]
 

Contempt is the weapon of the weak and a defense against one's own despised and unwanted feelings.
[Friendship]
 

Don't ever dare to take your college as a matter of course - because, like democracy and freedom, many people you'll never know have broken their hearts to get it for you.
[Friendship]
 

Genuine forgiveness does not deny anger but faces it head-on.
 

Good manners are the techniques of expressing consideration for the feelings of others
[Helping Other People]
 

If it's very painful for you to criticize your friends-you're safe in doing it. But if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that's the time to hold your tongue.
[Friendship]
 

Listening is not merely not talking, though even that is beyond most of our powers; it means taking a vigorous, human interest in what is being told us.
 

People love to talk but hate to listen. Listening is not merely not talking, though even that is beyond most of our powers; it means taking a vigorous, human interest in what is being told us. You can listen like a blank wall or like a splendid auditorium where every sound comes back fuller and richer.
[Conversation]
 

When a woman like that whom I've seen so much, All of a sudden drops out of touch; Is always busy and never can, Spare you a moment, it means a man.
[Friendship]