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Dorothy Canfield Fisher quotes (8)

A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnessary.
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Freedom is not worth fighting for if it means no more than license for everyone to get as much as he can for himself.
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If we would only give, just once, the same amount of reflection to what we want to get out of life that we give to the question of what to do with a two weeks' vacation, we would be startled at our false standards and the aimless procession of our busy days.
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One of the many things nobody ever tells you about middle age is that it's such a nice change from being young.
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She was scrubbing furiously at a line of grease spots which led from the stove towards the door to the dining-room. That was where Henry had held the platter tilted as he carried the steak in yesterday. And yet if she had warned him once about that, she had a thousand times!
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Some people think that doctors and nurses can put scrambled eggs back into the shell.
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Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature .
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Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.
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