Margaret Deland Quotes

Top 72 wise famous quotes and sayings by Margaret Deland

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Margaret Deland quotes: Moral vanity is the snare of good people. Moral vanity is the snare of good people.
Margaret Deland quotes: Lawyers make their cake by cooking up other people's troubles. Lawyers make their cake by cooking up other people's troubles.
Margaret Deland quotes: Safety that depends on an apron-string is very unsafe! Safety that depends on an apron-string is very unsafe!
Margaret Deland quotes: Silence is very moving to youth, for who knows what it hides? Silence is very moving to youth, for who knows what it hides?
Margaret Deland quotes: As soon as you feel too old to do a thing, do it. As soon as you feel too old to do a thing, do it.
Margaret Deland quotes: I have heard that a man might be his own lawyer, but you can't be your own judge. I have heard that a man might be his own lawyer, but you can't be your own judge.
Margaret Deland quotes: It is curious how fatal it is, either to a situation or to an individual, or even to a name, if in an evil moment it becomes funny. It is curious how fatal it is, either to a situation or to an individual, or even to a name, if in an evil moment it becomes funny.
Margaret Deland quotes: The profession of the ministry is like matrimony: if it is possible for you to keep out of it, it's a sign that you've no business to go into it! The profession of the ministry is like matrimony: if it is possible for you to keep out of it, it's a sign that you've no business to go into it!
Margaret Deland quotes: A letter is a risky thing; the writer gambles on the reader's frame of mind. A letter is a risky thing; the writer gambles on the reader's frame of mind.
Margaret Deland quotes: The anger of slow, mild, loving people has a lasting quality that mere bad-tempered folk cannot understand. The anger of slow, mild, loving people has a lasting quality that mere bad-tempered folk cannot understand.
Margaret Deland quotes: Home is the best place to be sick in. Home is the best place to be sick in.
Margaret Deland quotes: Convictions do not imply reasons. Convictions do not imply reasons.
Margaret Deland quotes: Every new truth begins in a shocking heresy. Every new truth begins in a shocking heresy.
Margaret Deland quotes: Isn't there any statute of limitation in things spiritual? I don't believe any large mind dwells on its sins, any more than on its virtues! Isn't there any statute of limitation in things spiritual? I don't believe any large mind dwells on its sins, any more than on its virtues!
Margaret Deland quotes: Grandmother belongs to the generation of women who were satisfied to have men retain their vices, if they removed their hats. Grandmother belongs to the generation of women who were satisfied to have men retain their vices, if they removed their hats.
Margaret Deland quotes: When it comes to bombshells, there are few that can be more effective than that small, flat, frail thing, a letter. When it comes to bombshells, there are few that can be more effective than that small, flat, frail thing, a letter.
Margaret Deland quotes: There couldn't be war, unless lies were believed. War has to be nourished by lies. There couldn't be war, unless lies were believed. War has to be nourished by lies.
Margaret Deland quotes: Grief is the price Love pays for being in the same world with Death. Grief is the price Love pays for being in the same world with Death.
Margaret Deland quotes: I have no faith in a human critter who hasn't one or two bad habits. I have no faith in a human critter who hasn't one or two bad habits.
Margaret Deland quotes: Real divorce takes place without a decree ... Real divorce takes place without a decree ...
Margaret Deland quotes: A manufactured interest has no staying quality - especially if it involves any hard work. A manufactured interest has no staying quality - especially if it involves any hard work.
Margaret Deland quotes: Conceit is the devil's horse, and reformers generally ride it when they are in a hurry. Conceit is the devil's horse, and reformers generally ride it when they are in a hurry.
Margaret Deland quotes: Hearts don't come when Reason whistles to 'em. Hearts don't come when Reason whistles to 'em.
Margaret Deland quotes: It is useless to deny that, unless one has a genius for imparting knowledge, teaching is a drudgery. It is useless to deny that, unless one has a genius for imparting knowledge, teaching is a drudgery.
Margaret Deland quotes: Love never forgets; or if it does, it is an imperfect love, like the beautiful love of a dog, faithful and unreasoning. Love never forgets; or if it does, it is an imperfect love, like the beautiful love of a dog, faithful and unreasoning.
Margaret Deland quotes: Gossip, after it reaches a certain point of insult and falsehood, becomes a source of amusement to its victims. Gossip, after it reaches a certain point of insult and falsehood, becomes a source of amusement to its victims.
Margaret Deland quotes: In a wicked way, it is an incentive to good living to observe the spice of enjoyment there is to a godly soul in a very little sin. In a wicked way, it is an incentive to good living to observe the spice of enjoyment there is to a godly soul in a very little sin.
Margaret Deland quotes: Nothing is as conventional as adolescence. Nothing is as conventional as adolescence.
Margaret Deland quotes: Truth is like heat or light; its vibrations are endless, and are endlessly felt. Truth is like heat or light; its vibrations are endless, and are endlessly felt.
Margaret Deland quotes: I've always thought the law ought to put on spectacles, it has mighty poor eyesight once in a while. I've always thought the law ought to put on spectacles, it has mighty poor eyesight once in a while.
Margaret Deland quotes: I notice that when people have no sense of responsibility, you call them either criminals or geniuses. I notice that when people have no sense of responsibility, you call them either criminals or geniuses.
Margaret Deland quotes: There isn't any virtue where there has never been any temptation. There isn't any virtue where there has never been any temptation.
Margaret Deland quotes: Faith, it seems to me, is not the holding of certain dogmas; it is simply openness and readiness of heart to believe any truth which God may show. Faith, it seems to me, is not the holding of certain dogmas; it is simply openness and readiness of heart to believe any truth which God may show.
Margaret Deland quotes: A sneer is like a flame; it may occasionally be curative because it cauterizes, but it leaves a bitter scar. A sneer is like a flame; it may occasionally be curative because it cauterizes, but it leaves a bitter scar.
Margaret Deland quotes: Nobody who is somebody looks down on anybody. Nobody who is somebody looks down on anybody.
Margaret Deland quotes: We've all of us got to meet the devil alone. Temptation is a lonely business ... We've all of us got to meet the devil alone. Temptation is a lonely business ...
Margaret Deland quotes: I'm not to blame for an old body, but I would be to blame for an old soul. An old soul is a shameful thing. I'm not to blame for an old body, but I would be to blame for an old soul. An old soul is a shameful thing.
Margaret Deland quotes: Anger as well as love casts out fear ... Anger as well as love casts out fear ...
Margaret Deland quotes: When two duties jostle each other, one of 'em isn't a duty. When two duties jostle each other, one of 'em isn't a duty.
Margaret Deland quotes: War is wicked, beause it is murder and hate. And it is foolish, because hate and murder can only destroy people's bodies, not change their minds. War is wicked, beause it is murder and hate. And it is foolish, because hate and murder can only destroy people's bodies, not change their minds.
Margaret Deland quotes: When one promise jostles another, one of 'em isn't a promise. When one promise jostles another, one of 'em isn't a promise.
Margaret Deland quotes: The attempt to break a habit of years is necessarily experimental. The attempt to break a habit of years is necessarily experimental.
Margaret Deland quotes: Fighting should be left to dogs and cats and chickens, who can't reason. Fighting should be left to dogs and cats and chickens, who can't reason.
Margaret Deland quotes: If a man really and truly believed that black was white, you might advise him to see an oculist, but you mustn't call him a liar. If a man really and truly believed that black was white, you might advise him to see an oculist, but you mustn't call him a liar.
Margaret Deland quotes: The blue and cloudless day closes like the lid of a casket of jewels upon the violet rim of sea, and shuts out the light. The blue and cloudless day closes like the lid of a casket of jewels upon the violet rim of sea, and shuts out the light.
Margaret Deland quotes: The fact is, the secret of happiness is the sense of proportion ... The fact is, the secret of happiness is the sense of proportion ...
Margaret Deland quotes: As I get older there is nothing more constantly astonishing to me than the goodness of the Bad; - unless it is the badness of the Good. As I get older there is nothing more constantly astonishing to me than the goodness of the Bad; - unless it is the badness of the Good.
Margaret Deland quotes: You can't have genius without patience. You can't have genius without patience.
Margaret Deland quotes: If you give way to fear, you'll be a coward; and ... a coward is apt to be a liar. The devil's first name is Fear ... If you give way to fear, you'll be a coward; and ... a coward is apt to be a liar. The devil's first name is Fear ...
Margaret Deland quotes: There is no embarrassment quite like the embarrassment of listening to a person for whom one has a regard making a fool of himself. There is no embarrassment quite like the embarrassment of listening to a person for whom one has a regard making a fool of himself.
Margaret Deland quotes: When did Youth ever thank Age for its wisdom? When did Youth ever thank Age for its wisdom?
Margaret Deland quotes: Books are like sapphires; they must be polished - polished! or else you insult your readers. Books are like sapphires; they must be polished - polished! or else you insult your readers.