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Elihu Burritt Quotes





All that I have accomplished ... has been by that plodding, patient, persevering process of accretion which builds the ant heap particle by particle, thought by thought, fact by fact.
[Time]
 

All that I have accomplished, or expect or hope to accomplish, has been and will be by that plodding, patient, persevering process of accretion which builds the ant-heap, particle by particle, thought by thought, fact by fact.
[Patience]
 

Among the instrumentalities of love and peace, surely there can be no sweeter, softer, more effective voice than that of gentle peace-breathing music.
[Music]
 

Be ever gentle with the children God has given you. - Watch over them constantly; reprove them earnestly, but not in anger. - In the forcible language of Scripture, "Be not bitter against tnem." - "Yes - they are good boys," said a kind father. "I talk to them much, but I do not beat my children: the world will beat them." - It was a beautiful thought, though not elegantly expressed.
[Children]
 

Forming characters! Whose? - our own, or others? - Both. - And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence. - Who is sufficient for the thought?
[Influence]