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Grace Aguilar

  • Poetry is a dangerous gift ...

  • ... he certainly seemed ... to have more in him of heaven than earth; as if indeed he were only lent, not given.

  • Oh, that in religion, as in everything else, man would judge his brother man by his own heart; and as dear, as precious as his peculiar creed may be to him, believe so it is with the faith of his brother!

    • Grace Aguilar,
    • title story, The Vale of Cedars ()
  • Truth is the vital breath of Beauty; Beauty the outward form of Truth ...

    • Grace Aguilar,
    • "Amête and Yafèh," The Vale of Cedars ()
  • ... the Real [is] the sole foundation of the Ideal ...

    • Grace Aguilar,
    • "Amête and Yafèh," The Vale of Cedars ()
  • Sympathy is the charm of human life ...

  • For prayer is the language of the heart ...

    • Grace Aguilar,
    • "The Spirit of Judaism" (1842), Sabbath Thoughts and Sacred Communings ()

Grace Aguilar, English novelist, Jewish scholar

(1816 - 1847)