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“Life is like a blanket too short. You pull it up and your toes rebel, you yank it down and shivers meander about your shoulders; but cheerful folks manage to draw their knees up and pass a very comfortable night.”
“There has been far too little consideration given to the veterans of the [Civil] war, especially during the past few years. When they left their homes, fifty years ago, the promises were freely made that, should they return, nothing that the people could give would be thought too good for them to claim, and that for those who should not return the gratitude of the country for their services would provide amply for their families. These promises have not always been kept as we know.”
“You should forgive your enemies and if you haven't any, just forgive a few of your friends.”
“They talk about a woman's sphere, / As though it had a limit. / There's not a place in earth or heaven, / There's not a task to mankind given, / There's not a blessing or a woe, / There's not a whisper, yes or no, / There's not a life, a death, a birth, / That has a feather's weight of worth, / Without a woman in it!”
“Reputation is what folks say about us: Character is what God knows about us.”
Marion Howard, U.S. writer
Full name: Marion Howard Brazier.