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Anna Brown Lindsay

  • Worry is an infirmity; there is no virtue in it. Worry is a spiritual nearsightedness; a fumbling way of looking at little things and magnifying their value.

  • Life is large. We cannot possibly grasp the whole of it in the few years that we have to live. What is vital? What is essential? What may we profitably let go?

  • Whatever we really are, that let us be, in all fearlessness. Whatever we are not, that let us cease striving to be.

  • Let us hide nothing, and we shall not be afraid of being found out.

  • Let us assume nothing, and we shall not be moritifed.

  • It is not our failures that distress us so much as our idiocies.

  • ... time spent in being interrupted is not time lost. ... How do we know but that the interruption we snarl at is the most blessed thing that has come to us in long days?

  • There is no new sorrow. We shall be called upon to bear nothing that has not been borne before.

Anna Brown Lindsay, U.S. writer

(1864 - 1948)

Full name: Anna Robertson Brown Lindsay.