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Dorothy Dix

  • I have learned to live each day as it comes, and not to borrow trouble by dreading tomorrow. It is the dark menace of the future that makes cowards of us.

  • ... the jealous bring down the curse they fear upon their own heads.

  • So many persons think divorce a panacea for every ill, who find out, when they try it, that the remedy is worse than the disease.

  • ... while it is a misfortune to a woman never to be loved, it is a tragedy to her never to love.

  • Extravagance. The price of indulging yourself in your youth in the things that you cannot afford is poverty and dependence in your old age.

  • It is a lot easier to forgive an occasional big fault than it is to put up with never-ending petty irritations. The big sinners at least take a day off from their vices now and then, but the little sinners who sin against our habits and ideals and conventions are always on the job.

  • ... in all the world there are no people so piteous and forlorn as those who are forced to eat the bitter bread of dependence in their old age, and find how steep are the stairs of another man's house.

  • In youth money is a convenience, an aid to pleasure. In age it is an absolute necessity, for when we are old we have to buy even consideration and politeness from those about us.

  • The reason that husbands and wives do not understand each other is because they belong to different sexes.

    • Dorothy Dix,
    • in Martha Lupton, The Speaker's Desk Book ()
  • Memories are our doors of escape, our compensation.

    • Dorothy Dix,
    • in Harnett T. Kane, Dear Dorothy Dix: The Story of a Compassionate Woman ()
  • I have been through the depths of poverty and sickness. When people ask me what has kept me going through the troubles that come to all of us, I always reply: 'I stood yesterday. I can stand today. And I will not permit myself to think about what might happen tomorrow.'

    • Dorothy Dix,
    • in Dorothy Dix, ed., Dale Carnegie's Scrapbook ()
  • Nobody wants to kiss when they are hungry.

    • Dorothy Dix

Dorothy Dix, U.S. journalist, writer

(1861 - 1951)

Real name: Elizabeth Meriwether Gilmer.