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Phyllis Bottome Quotes





A red-hot belief in eternal glory is probably the best antidote to human panic that there is.
 

It is a very dangerous thing to have an idea that you will not practice.
 

It is very a dangerous thing to have an idea that you will not practice.
 

Luck enters into every contingency. You are a fool if you forget it-and a greater fool if you count upon it.
[Luck]
 

Neither situations nor people can be altered by the interference of an outsider. If they are to be altered, that alteration must come from within.
 

No emergency excuses you from exercising tolerance.
 

There are two ways of meeting difficulties: you alter the difficulties or you alter yourself meeting them.
 

There are two ways of meeting difficulties: you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them.
[Acceptance]
 

There is nothing final about a mistake, except its being taken as final.
 

To be in the right is often an expensive business.
 

To see a shadow and think it is a tree-that is a pity; but to see a tree and to think it a shadow can be fatal.
[Opportunity]
 

Truth, though it has many disadvantages, is at least changeless. You can always find it where you left it.
 

We cannot alter facts, but we can alter our ways of looking at them.
[Action]
 

Where there is laughter there is always more health than sickness.
[Happiness]