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Lilian Whiting

  • ... it is far better to appreciate and not to possess, than to possess and not to appreciate.

  • ... housekeeping and homekeeping have gotten sadly mixed up and mistaken, — one for the other.

  • Love is the reality of the soul.

  • Opportunity is responsibility. It is a fleeing conjunction of circumstances. It is a test as well as a privilege. To be always equal to the opportunity, — what more could be said of the highest success in life?

  • ... true socialism is the equalization of all privileges. The power to take advantage of them, — that is another matter ...

  • ... service is the joy-giving factor in daily life. It is as spontaneous as light, as subtle as electricity, as exhilarating as sunshine. It exists primarily as a spiritual attitude. It lies in the constant recognition of the brotherhood of humanity toward each and all with whom we come in contact.

  • Rome is stately and impressive; Florence is all beauty and enchantment; Genoa is picturesque; Venice is a dream city; but Naples is simply — fascinating.

  • To live in Venice is like being domesticated in the heart of an opal.

  • History and legend and art and romance meet and mingle to create that indefinable sorcery of Venice. It is like nothing on earth except a poet's dream ...

Lilian Whiting, U.S. journalist, writer, editor

(1859 - 1942)