28 Harriet Beecher Stowe Quotes

  • "To be really great in little things, to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life, is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization."

    - Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Topics: Virtue


  • "Friendships are discovered rather than made."

    - Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Topics: Friendship


  • "Perhaps it is impossible for a person who does no good to do no harm."

    - Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Topics: Good and Evil


  • "A man builds a house in England with the expectation of living in it and leaving it to his children; we shed our houses in America as easily as a snail does his shell."

    - Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Topics: Fathers, America


  • "The obstinacy of cleverness and reason is nothing to the obstinacy of folly and inanity."

    - Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Topics: Reasoning


  • "No one is so thoroughly superstitious as the godless man."

    - Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Topics: Character


  • "To do common things perfectly is far better worth our endeavor than to do uncommon things respectably."

    - Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Topics: Perseverance


  • "The Negro is an exotic of the most gorgeous and superb countries of the world, and he has deep in his heart a passion for all that is splendid, rich and fanciful."

    - Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Topics: Inspiration


  • "A woman's health is her capital."

    - Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Topics: Health


  • "Many a humble soul will be amazed to find that the seed it sowed in weakness, in the dust of daily life, has blossomed into immortal flowers under the eye of the Lord."

    - Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Topics: Humility, Weakness


  • "All places where women are excluded tend downward to barbarism; but the moment she is introduced, there come in with her courtesy, cleanliness, sobriety, and order."

    - Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Topics: Virtue, Women


  • "One would like to be grand and heroic, if one could; but if not, why try at all? One wants to be very something, very great, very heroic; or if not that, then at least very stylish and very fashionable. It is this everlasting mediocrity that bores me."

    - Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Topics: Achievement


  • "Where painting is weakest, namely, in the expression of the highest moral and spiritual ideas, there music is sublimely strong."

    - Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Topics: Morality, Music


  • "I long to put the experience of fifty years at once into your young lives, to give you at once the key to that treasure chamber every gem of which has cost me tears and struggles and prayers, but you must work for these inward treasures yourselves."

    - Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Topics: Achievement, Struggles


  • "I did not write it. God wrote it. I merely did his dictation."

    - Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Topics: Books



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