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Sophie Swetchine quotes: The injustice of men subserves the justice of God, and often His mercy. The injustice of men subserves the justice of God, and often His mercy.
Sophie Swetchine quotes: The mind wears the colors of the soul, as a valet those of his master. The mind wears the colors of the soul, as a valet those of his master.
Sophie Swetchine quotes: Friendship is like those ancient altars where the unhappy, and even the guilty, found a sure asylum. Friendship is like those ancient altars where the unhappy, and even the guilty, found a sure asylum.
Sophie Swetchine quotes: Miracles are God's coups d'etat. Miracles are God's coups d'etat.
Sophie Swetchine quotes: By becoming unhappy, we sometimes learn how to be less so. By becoming unhappy, we sometimes learn how to be less so.
Sophie Swetchine quotes: My sole defense against the natural horror which death inspires is to love beyond it. My sole defense against the natural horror which death inspires is to love beyond it.
Sophie Swetchine quotes: The most culpable of the excesses of Liberty is the harm she does herself. The most culpable of the excesses of Liberty is the harm she does herself.
Sophie Swetchine quotes: Time is the shower of Danae; each drop is golden. Time is the shower of Danae; each drop is golden.
Sophie Swetchine quotes: We deceive ourselves when we fancy that only weakness needs support. Strength needs it far more. We deceive ourselves when we fancy that only weakness needs support. Strength needs it far more.
Sophie Swetchine quotes: What is resignation? It is putting God between one's self and one's grief. What is resignation? It is putting God between one's self and one's grief.
Sophie Swetchine quotes: If it were ever allowable to forget what is due to superiority of rank, it would be when the privileged themselves remember it. If it were ever allowable to forget what is due to superiority of rank, it would be when the privileged themselves remember it.
Sophie Swetchine quotes: We are amused through the intellect, but it is the heart that saves us from ennui. We are amused through the intellect, but it is the heart that saves us from ennui.
Sophie Swetchine quotes: Our vanity is the constant enemy of our dignity. Our vanity is the constant enemy of our dignity.
Sophie Swetchine quotes: Strength alone knows conflict, weakness is born vanquished. Strength alone knows conflict, weakness is born vanquished.
Sophie Swetchine quotes: A friendship will be young after the lapse of half a century; a passion is old at the end of three months. A friendship will be young after the lapse of half a century; a passion is old at the end of three months.
Sophie Swetchine quotes: He who has never denied himself for the sake of giving has but glanced at the joys of charity. He who has never denied himself for the sake of giving has but glanced at the joys of charity.
Sophie Swetchine quotes: Indifferent souls never part. Impassioned souls part, and return to one another, because they can do no better. Indifferent souls never part. Impassioned souls part, and return to one another, because they can do no better.
Sophie Swetchine quotes: Suspicion has its dupes, as well as credulity. Suspicion has its dupes, as well as credulity.
Sophie Swetchine quotes: Youth should be a savings bank. Youth should be a savings bank.
Sophie Swetchine quotes: Let us resist the opinion of the world fearlessly, provided only that our self-respect grows in proportion to our indifference. Let us resist the opinion of the world fearlessly, provided only that our self-respect grows in proportion to our indifference.
Sophie Swetchine quotes: There is nothing steadfast in life but our memories. We are sure of keeping intact only that which we have lost. There is nothing steadfast in life but our memories. We are sure of keeping intact only that which we have lost.
Sophie Swetchine quotes: The root of sanctity is sanity. A man must be healthy before he can be holy. We bathe first, and then perfume. The root of sanctity is sanity. A man must be healthy before he can be holy. We bathe first, and then perfume.
Sophie Swetchine quotes: There are two ways of attaining an important end, force and perseverance; the silent power of the latter grows irresistible with time. There are two ways of attaining an important end, force and perseverance; the silent power of the latter grows irresistible with time.
Sophie Swetchine quotes: We are often prophets to others only because we are our own historians. We are often prophets to others only because we are our own historians.
Sophie Swetchine quotes: Providence has hidden a charm in difficult undertakings, which is appreciated only by those who dare to grapple with them. Providence has hidden a charm in difficult undertakings, which is appreciated only by those who dare to grapple with them.
Sophie Swetchine quotes: The very might of the human intellect reveals its limits. The very might of the human intellect reveals its limits.
Sophie Swetchine quotes: Men are always invoking justice; yet it is justice which should make them tremble. Men are always invoking justice; yet it is justice which should make them tremble.
Sophie Swetchine quotes: In youth we feel richer for every new illusion; in maturer years, for every one we lose. In youth we feel richer for every new illusion; in maturer years, for every one we lose.
Sophie Swetchine quotes: If grief is to be mitigated, it must either wear itself out or be shared. If grief is to be mitigated, it must either wear itself out or be shared.
Sophie Swetchine quotes: We do not judge men by what they are in themselves, but by what they are relatively to us. We do not judge men by what they are in themselves, but by what they are relatively to us.
Sophie Swetchine quotes: The chains which cramp us most are those which weigh on us least. The chains which cramp us most are those which weigh on us least.
Sophie Swetchine quotes: Might we not say to the confused voices which sometimes arise from the depths of our being: "Ladies, be so kind as to speak only four at a time?" Might we not say to the confused voices which sometimes arise from the depths of our being: "Ladies, be so kind as to speak only four at a time?"
Sophie Swetchine quotes: We expect everything and are prepared for nothing. We expect everything and are prepared for nothing.
Sophie Swetchine quotes: As we advance in life the circle of our pains enlarges, while that of our pleasures contracts. As we advance in life the circle of our pains enlarges, while that of our pleasures contracts.
Sophie Swetchine quotes: The symptoms of compassion and benevolence, in some people, are like those minute guns which warn you that you are in deadly peril. The symptoms of compassion and benevolence, in some people, are like those minute guns which warn you that you are in deadly peril.
Sophie Swetchine quotes: To reveal imprudently the spot where we are most sensitive and vulnerable is to invite a blow. The demigod Achilles admitted no one to his confidence. To reveal imprudently the spot where we are most sensitive and vulnerable is to invite a blow. The demigod Achilles admitted no one to his confidence.
Sophie Swetchine quotes: When any one tells you that he belongs to no party, you may at any rate be sure that he does not belong to yours. When any one tells you that he belongs to no party, you may at any rate be sure that he does not belong to yours.
Sophie Swetchine quotes: There are questions so indiscreet, that they deserve neither truth nor falsehood in reply. There are questions so indiscreet, that they deserve neither truth nor falsehood in reply.
Sophie Swetchine quotes: There is nothing at all in life, except what we put there. There is nothing at all in life, except what we put there.
Sophie Swetchine quotes: Where there is a question of economy, I prefer privation. Where there is a question of economy, I prefer privation.
Sophie Swetchine quotes: Repentance is accepted remorse. Repentance is accepted remorse.
Sophie Swetchine quotes: Years do not make sages; they only make old men. Years do not make sages; they only make old men.
Sophie Swetchine quotes: We reform others unconsciously when we walk uprightly. We reform others unconsciously when we walk uprightly.
Sophie Swetchine quotes: We recognize the action of God in great things: we exclude it in small. We forget that the Lord of eternity is also the Lord of the hour. We recognize the action of God in great things: we exclude it in small. We forget that the Lord of eternity is also the Lord of the hour.
Sophie Swetchine quotes: Piety softens all that courage bears. Piety softens all that courage bears.
Sophie Swetchine quotes: There are words which are worth as much as the best actions, for they contain the germ of them all. There are words which are worth as much as the best actions, for they contain the germ of them all.
Sophie Swetchine quotes: What I value most next to eternity is time. What I value most next to eternity is time.
Sophie Swetchine quotes: Let our lives be pure as snowfields, where our steps leave a mark but no stain. Let our lives be pure as snowfields, where our steps leave a mark but no stain.
Sophie Swetchine quotes: We are all of us, in this world, more or less like St. January, whom the inhabitants of Naples worship one day, and pelt with baked apples the next. We are all of us, in this world, more or less like St. January, whom the inhabitants of Naples worship one day, and pelt with baked apples the next.
Sophie Swetchine quotes: We must labor unceasingly to render our piety reasonable, and our reason pious. We must labor unceasingly to render our piety reasonable, and our reason pious.
Sophie Swetchine quotes: Old age is not one of the beauties of creation, but it is one of its harmonies. Old age is not one of the beauties of creation, but it is one of its harmonies.
Sophie Swetchine quotes: Liberty must be a mighty thing; for by it God punishes and rewards nations. Liberty must be a mighty thing; for by it God punishes and rewards nations.
Sophie Swetchine quotes: There is a transcendent power in example. There is a transcendent power in example.