Harriet Beecher

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    To do common things perfectly is far better worth our endeavor than to do uncommon things respectably.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811–1896)

    The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811–1896)

    Everyone confesses in the abstract that exertion which brings out all the powers of body and mind is the best thing for us all; but practically most people do all they can to get rid of it, and as a general rule nobody does much more than circumstances drive them to do.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811–1896)

    I am speaking now of the highest duty we owe our friends, the noblest, the most sacred—that of keeping their own nobleness, goodness, pure and incorrupt.... If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without a remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811–1896)