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Hannah Farnham Lee

  • Causes are often disproportioned to effects.

  • Surely we ought to prize those friends on whose principles and opinions we may constantly rely — of whom we may say in all emergencies, 'I know what they would think.'

  • ... we learn truth from our enemies.

  • The knowledge of ourselves is a difficult study, and we must be willing to borrow the eyes of our enemies to assist the investigation.

  • A man who accustoms himself to buy superfluities, is often in want of necessaries.

  • Avoid the law — the first loss is generally the least.

  • No people complain so much of selfishness as the selfish.

  • ... a good nurse is of more importance than a physician.

Hannah Farnham Lee, U.S. writer

(1780 - 1865)

Full name: Hannah Farnham Sawyer Lee.