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Mrs. Molesworth

  • ... in an old town, in an old street, there stood a very old house. ... as if it and the people who inhabited it had got so old that they could not get any older, and had outlived the possibility of change.

  • Troubles never come singly.

  • ... kindnesses have wings and roots ... wings that never droop, and roots that never die.

  • ... grumbling, as things are at present arranged in this world, does not always, nor I might say often, do good ...

  • Why will you jump at conclusions so? It's a very bad habit, for very often you jump over them, you see, and go too far. One should always walk up to conclusions, very slowly and evenly ...

  • Do any of us understand ourselves? all the different selves that each of us is?

  • Don't raise your expectations too high. It's the surest way of being disappointed.

  • Never is a long word.

Mrs. Molesworth, English children's writer

(1839 - 1921)

Full name: Mary Louisa Molesworth.