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Ellen Glasgow quotes (21)

A tragic irony of life is that we so often achieve success or financial independence after the chief reason for which we sought it has passed away.
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All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward.
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Doesn't all experience crumble in the end to mere literary material?
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He knows so little and knows it so fluently.
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I haven't much opinion of words. They're apt to set fire to a dry tongue, that's what I say.
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I waited and worked, and watched the inferior exalted for nearly thirty years; and when recognition came at last, it was too late to alter events, or to make a difference in living.
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It is lovely, when I forget all birthdays, including my own, to find that somebody remembers me.
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Mediocrity would always win by force of numbers, but it would win only more mediocrity.
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No idea is so antiquated that it was not once modern. No idea is so modern that it will not someday be antiquated.
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No life is so hard that you cannot make it easier by the way you take it.
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No matter how vital experience might be while you lived it, no sooner was it ended and dead than it became as lifeless as the piles of dry dust in a school history book.
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Nothing in life is so hard that you can't make it easier by the way you take it.
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Nothing is more consuming, or more illogical, than the desire for remembrance.
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Some women like to sit down with trouble as if it were knitting.
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The only difference between a rut and a grave are the dimensions.
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There wouldn't be half as much fun in the world if it weren't for children and men, and there ain't a mite of difference between them under the skins.
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To teach one's self is to be forced to learn twice.
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Violence commands both literature and life, and violence is always crude and distorted.
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What happens is not as important as how you react to what happens.
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Women are one of the Almighty's enigmas to prove to men that He knows more than they do.
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Women like to sit down with trouble - as if it were knitting.
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