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W.M.L. Jay

  • Not until grief has become subdued and softened by time, can we stand by the grave where hope and faith lie buried, and talk calmly of our loss. Before then, sobs or silence must speak for us.

  • It is the bane of moralists and philosophers that they never know where to stop.

  • In the country, gossip is a pastime; in the city, it is a warfare.

  • Knowledge — I cannot too strongly impress it upon you — always imposes responsibility.

  • Business before pleasure ...

  • Excellence in any pursuit is the late, ripe fruit of toil ...

  • The worst part of our nature is seldom slow to revenge itself upon the best. After any strain of moral heroism, comes an inevitable reaction.

W.M.L. Jay, U.S. writer, compiler

(1833 - 1909)

Real name: Julia Louisa Matilda Curtiss Woodruff. (See also quotations under Woodruff.)