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Sarah Orne Jewett Quotes





A harbor, even if it is a little harbor, is a good thing.... It takes something from the world, and has something to give in return.
[Time]
 

God would not give us the same talent if what were right for men were wrong for women.
 

It is the people who can do nothing who find nothing to do, and the secret to happiness in this world is not only to be useful, but to be forever elevating one's uses.
 

T'ain't worthwhile to wear a day all out before it comes.
[Worry]
 

Tact is after all a kind of mind reading.
 

The growth of true friendship may be a lifelong affair.
[Friendship]
 

The road was new to me, as roads always are, going back.
[The Past]
 

The thing that teases the mind over and over for years, and at last gets itself put down rightly on paper - whether little or great, it belongs to Literature.
 

What has made this nation great? Not its heroes but its households.
 

When I was as you are now, towering in the confidence of twenty-one, little did I suspect that I should be at forty-nine, what I now am.
 

Yes'm, old friends is always best, 'less you can catch a new one that's fit to make an old one out of.
[Friendship]