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Margaret Collier Graham

  • The mind of the most logical thinker goes so easily from one point to another that it is not hard to mistake motion for progress.

  • Poor people (and by this I mean only those who think less of themselves for having little: the poor in spirit) ...

  • No one has a right to expect anything at Christmas. It should be a day of unexpected and unlooked-for blessings, which drop as the gentle dew from heaven.

  • People need joy quite as much as clothing. Some of them need it far more.

  • The manner of receiving a gift certainly tells as nothing else can the real nature of the recipient.

  • We may not greatly love or enjoy life ourselves but we love the man or woman who loves it; we enjoy the man or woman who enjoys it.

  • Conscience ... is the impulse to do right because it is right, regardless of personal ends.

    • Margaret Collier Graham,
    • "A Matter of Conscience," Do They Really Respect Us? and Other Essays ()

Margaret Collier Graham, U.S. writer

(1850 - 1910)