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Amelia Barr Quotes


Amelia Edith Barr (Huddleston) was a British American novelist.
(1831 - 1919)

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A good message will always find a messenger.
[Happiness]
 

All changes are more or less tinged with melancholy, for what we are leaving behind is part of ourselves.
 

But the lover's power is the poet's power. He can make love from all the common strings with which this world is strung.
 

But what do we know of the heart nearest to our own? What do we know of our own heart?
 

Events that are predestined require but little management. They manage themselves. They slip into place while we sleep, and suddenly we are aware that the thing we fear to attempt, is already accomplished.
[Accomplished]
 

Friends Make Life Bearable But I have certainty enough, For I am sure of you.
[Friendship]
 

In all troublous events we may find comfort, though it be only in the negative admission that things might have been worse.
[Trouble]
 

Injustice is a sixth sense, and rouses all the others.
[Helping Other People]
 

It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.
[Happiness]
 

It is little men know of women; their smiles and their tears alike are seldom what they seem.
 

It is only in sorrow bad weather masters us; in joy we face the storm and defy it.
[Positive]
 

Let me tell thee, time is a very precious gift of God; so precious that it's only given to us moment by moment.
[One Day]
 

Old age is the verdict of life.
 

Perhaps when the light of heaven shows us clearly the pitfalls and dangers of the earth road that led to the heavenly city, our sweetest songs of gratitude will be not for the troubles we have conquered, but for those we have escaped.
[Trouble]
 

That is the great mistake about the affections. It is not the rise and fall of empires, the birth and death of kings, or the marching of armies that move them most. When they answer from their depths, it is to the domestic joys and tragedies of life.
 

The fate of love is that it always seems too little or too much.
 

The great difference between voyages rests not in ships but in the people you meet on them.
[Friendship]
 

The inevitable has always found me ready and hopeful.
 

There are no little events in life, those we think of no consequence may be full of fate, and it is at our own risk if we neglect the acquaintances and opportunities that seem to be casually offered, and of small importance.
[Helping Other People]
 

There is no corner too quiet, or too far away, for a woman to make sorrow in it.
 


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