Elizabeth Gaskell Quotes

Elizabeth Gaskell Quotes

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Let’s hear it for our feathered friends! ┬áHere are five quotes about birds from literature. The sigh of all the seas breaking in measure round the isles soothed them; the night wrapped them; nothing broke their sleep, until, the birds

15 Elizabeth Gaskell Quotes

Elizabeth Gaskell

"I take it that 'gentleman' is a term that only describes a person in his relation to others; but when we speak of him as 'a man,' we consider him not merely with regard to his fellow-men, but in relation to himself,--to life--to time--to eternity." ~ North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell He could not forget the touch of her arms around his neck, impatiently felt as it had been at the time; but now the recollection of her clinging defence of him, seemed to thrill him through and through,--to melt away every resolution, all power of self-control, as if it were wax before a fire. ~ North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell "But a wise parent humours the desire for independent action, so as to become the friend and adviser when his absolute rule shall cease." ~ North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell But the cloud never comes in that quarter of the horizon from which we watch for it. ~ North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell "Really it is very wholesome exercise, this trying to make one's words represent one's thoughts, instead of merely looking to their effect on others." ~ Cousin Phillis by Elizabeth Gaskell "Here was I asking a blessing and neglecting the means, which is a mockery." ~ Cousin Phillis by Elizabeth Gaskell "There is many a young cockerel that will stand upon a dunghill and crow about his father, by way of making his own plumage to shine." ~ Cousin Phillis by Elizabeth Gaskell We looked into the darkness of futurity as a child gazes after a rocket up in the cloudy sky, full of wondering expectation of the rattle, the discharge, and the brilliant shower of sparks and light. ~ Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell "It seemed to me that where others had prayed before to their God, in their joy or in their agony, was of itself a sacred place." ~ Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell I saw, I imitated, I survived! ~ Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell

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