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“Horace Dinsmore was, like his father, an upright, moral man, who paid an outward respect to the forms of religion, but cared nothing for the vital power of godliness ...”
“I have often noticed that spoiled, petted children, usually have very little love for their parents, or indeed for any one but themselves.”
“It is an easy thing to call names; any fool is equal to that ... and the weapon of vituperation is generally used by those who lack brains for argument or are upon the wrong side.”
“Good husbands make good wives.”
“It cost the mother a pang to inflict the punishment, and leave the darling alone in her trouble; but Elsie was not one to weakly yield to inclination when it came in conflict with duty. Hers was not a selfish love; she would bear any present pain to secure the future welfare of her children.”
“'Oh, are you going to teach me how to shoot?' ... 'Yes,' his father answered, smiling at the eager face. 'You will not be anxious, little wife?' turning to her with a tender loving look. 'No, my husband; surely I can trust him with you, his own wise, careful, loving father,' she answered with a confiding smile.”
“... how much credit do people deserve for refraining from doing what they feel no temptation to do?”
Martha Finley, U.S. writer
(1828 - 1909)
Full name: Martha Farquharson Finley.