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Marah Ellis Ryan

  • People need all the good memories they can keep with them in this world; they're a sort of steering apparatus in a life-boat ...

  • ... with the spring a sort of inspiration is wakened in the most prosaic of us. The same spirit of change that thrills the saplings with fresh vitality sends through human veins a creeping ecstasy of new life.

  • Few questions make long friends in the hills.

  • ... the greater part of the suffering in the world is caused not by wicked intents and hard hearts, but by the careless desire to shirk unpleasant facts, and the soft-heartedness that will assuage momentary pain at the price of making a life-long cripple, either mentally, morally, or physically.

  • Woman! woman! What a disturbing element you are in the universe — man's universe!

Marah Ellis Ryan, U.S. writer, actor, activist for American Indians

(1866 - 1934)