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Helen Mathers

  • ... I thought of what might be, if only the people who have too much money would help those who have too little!

  • Were all the pleasures in the world, even pure air, made solely for the rich? I think it is immoral — it is horrible! — that one man may own twenty millions of money, and another has to commit a crime to keep the life in his miserable body. And if I were wealthy, I'd be a spendthrift! It's the spendthrifts who are the real friends of the poor. Some of their money filters through to the very lowest classes ...

  • ... real beauty is never vain.

  • ... without health to enjoy love, and love to enjoy wealth, is not all vanity?

  • Blessed are those who know nothing, and diligently spread the same.

  • ... it is always the men we won't allow to make love to us, who take our characters away.

  • ... for true happiness, sane enjoyment, you must look to the country, not town. Only you want one true heart beside you with which to enjoy it!

  • ... if you men only knew how we love a man who can be just a woman to us sometimes!

Helen Mathers, English novelist

(1853 - 1920)

Full name: Ellen Buckingham Mathers Reeves.