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Dorothy Dix Quotes


Dorothy Dix was the pseudonym of U.S. journalist Elizabeth Meriwether Gilmer.
(1861 - 1951)

Confession is always weakness. The grave soul keeps its own secrets, and takes its own punishment in silence.
 

I have learned in the great University of Hard Knocks a philosophy that no woman who has had an easy life ever acquires. I have learned to live each day as it comes, and not to borrow trouble by dreading tomorrow. It is the dark menace of the future that makes cowards of us.
[Adversity]
 

In all the world there are no people so piteous and forlorn as those who are forced to eat the bitter bread of dependency in their old age, and find how steep are the stairs of another man's house.
[Age]
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It is a queer thing, but imaginary troubles are harder to bear than actual ones.
 

It is only the women whose eyes have been washed clear with tears who get the broad vision that makes them little sisters to all the world.
[Adversity]
 

Nobody wants to kiss when they are hungry.
 

The price of indulging yourself in your youth in the things you cannot afford is poverty and dependence in your old age.
 

The reason that husbands and wives do not understand each other is because they belong to different sexes.
[Sex]
 

There isn't a single human being who hasn't plenty to cry over, and the trick is to make the laughs outweigh the tears.
 

We are never happy until we learn to laugh at ourselves.
 

You never saw a very busy person who was unhappy.