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“The fact is remarkable, that though education in its higher degrees is popularly neglected in Siam, there is scarcely a man or woman in the empire who cannot read and write.”
“The best doctrine may become the worst, if imperfectly understood, erroneously interpreted, or superstitiously followed.”
“There is compensation in all things.”
“... the night of trouble is at times so dark that the interwoven gold with which Providence relieves the woof of calamity remains undiscovered.”
“In how many lives there lurks a hidden romance or a hidden terror.”
“Confidence is a plant of slow growth ...”
Anna Leonowens, English travel writer, educator, social activist
(1834 - 1914)
Full name: Anna Harriette Emma Edwards Leonowens. Her experiences were fictionalized in Margaret Landon’s 1944 Anna and the King of Siam, as well as in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s 1951 musical The King and I.