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“... home ... is life's undress rehearsal, its back-room, its dressing-room, from which we go forth to more careful and guarded intercourse, leaving behind us much débris of cast-off and every-day clothing.”
“Life here in America is so fervid, so fast ... that the tendencies to nervous disease are constantly aggravated.”
“The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.”
“I think one of the greatest destroyers of domestic peace is Discourtesy. People neglect, with their nearest friends, those refinements and civilities which they practice with strangers.”
Christopher Crowfield, U.S. writer, abolitionist
(1811 - 1896)
Real name: Harriet Beecher Stowe (see quotations under that name).