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Mrs. Henry Wood

  • ... what may be done at any time, is never done.

  • Let you lawyers alone for speed, when you have yourselves for clients.

  • If she does not like it, she can lump it.

  • There never was a passion in this world, there never will be one, so fantastic, so delusive, so powerful as jealousy.

  • Petty ills try the temper worse than great ones.

  • ... justice and law are sometimes in opposition ...

  • ... misery marks the countenance worse than sickness.

  • All stratagems are fair in love and war.

  • ... her own excited feelings had magnified it in length, and breadth, and height — had made a molehill into a mountain ...

  • We never know the full value of a thing until we lose it.

  • ... it is impossible to drive out human passions from the human heart. You may suppress them, deaden them, keep them in subjection, but you cannot root them out.

  • We despise what we have, and covet that which we cannot get.

  • We are truly indefatigable in providing for the needs of the body, but we starve the soul.

    • Mrs. Henry Wood,
    • About Ourselves
    • ()
  • There is one friend in this world that hardly ever deserts us — and that is a mother.

    • Mrs. Henry Wood,
    • "The Ebony Box," Johnny Ludlow, 5th series ()

Mrs. Henry Wood, English novelist

(1814 - 1887)

Full name: Ellen Price Wood.