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Anne Bradstreet Quotes





A prosperous state makes a secure Christian, but adversity makes him Consider.
 

Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish.
 

Authority without wisdom is like a heavy axe without an edge, fitter to bruise than to polish.
[Decisions]
 

If ever two were one, then surely we. If ever man were loved by wife, then thee.
[Friendship]
 

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
[Adversity]
 

If what I do prove well, it won't advance. They'll say it's stolen, or else it was by chance.
 

Iron till it be thoroughly heated is incapable to be wrought; so God sees good to cast some men into the furnace of affliction, and then beats them on his anvil into what frame he pleases.
 

Sweet words are like honey, a little may refresh, but too much gluts the stomach.
[Self Control]
 

There is no object that we see; no action that we do; no good that we enjoy; no evil that we feel, or fear, but we may make some spiritual advantage of all: and he that makes such improvement is wise, as well as pious.
 

Youth is the time of getting, middle age of improving, and old age of spending.
[The Present]