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S. Elizabeth Sisson
“... unconsciously to one's self, what one reads molds one's habits of thought; and habits of thought are the springs of action.”
“It is one of the strange things which we meet with in life that a mother frequently allows herself to become absolutely blinded as to her children's morals and habits.”
“Her helpfulness was not that obtrusive, bustling kind, which annoys while it helps ...”
“It is easier for some to stand before a bullet than before a laugh.”
“... there was an undertone of sadness, as if the writer had looked into the coffin of a dead joy ...”
“Nature was wont to act as if she had an extra amount of work, which must be accomplished on schedule time. The rain would fall in torrents, thunders crash, and lightning play in a most terrific manner; but in an hour the earth would be bright and smiling after her bath, and the roads as hard as a floor.”
“Who has not realized that there are times when the most comforting thought that can come is, that 'there is somebody else who cares?'”