Kate Douglas Wiggin Quotes

Kate Douglas Wiggin Quotes: The soul grows into lovely habits as easily as into ugly ones, and the moment a life begins to blossom into beautiful words and deeds, that moment a new standard of conduct is established, and your eager neighbors look to you for a continuous manifestation of the good cheer, the sympathy, the ready wit, the comradeship, or the inspiration, you once showed yourself capable of. Bear figs for a season or two, and the world outside the orchard is very unwilling you should bear thistles.
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Kate Douglas Wiggin Quote: If I haven't anything to write, I am just as anxious to 'take my pen in hand' as though I had a message to deliver, a cause to plead, or a problem to unfold. Nothing but writing rests me; only then do I seem completely myself!
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Quotes about Kate Douglas Wiggin: If you make children happy now, you will make them happy twenty years hence by the memory of it.
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Quote about Kate Douglas Wiggin: When, all at once, you find you have something precious you only dimly suspected was to be yours, you almost wish it hadn't come so soon.
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Kate Douglas Wiggin Sayings: the habit of generalizing from one particular, that mainstay of the cheap and obvious essayist, has rooted many fictions in the public eye. Nothing, for example can blot from my memory the profound, searching, and exhaustive analysis of a great nation which I learned in my small geography when I was a child, namely, 'The French are a gay and polite people fond of dancing and light wines.
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Kate Douglas Wiggin Saying: There are some who possess the magic touch, the infectious spirit of enthusiasm; who have the same effect as a beautiful morning that never reaches noon. Under this spell one's mind is braced, one's spirit recreated; one is ready for any adventure, even if it only be the doing of the next distasteful task light-heartedly.
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Sayings about Kate Douglas Wiggin: Lord, I do not ask that Thou shouldst give me wealth; only show me where it is, and I will attend to the rest.
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Saying about Kate Douglas Wiggin: Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes, by dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers, and sisters, aunts and cousins, but only one mother in the whole world.
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Kate Douglas Wiggin Quotes: The world is always a new plaything to children, while to the old it seems falling to pieces from sheer dryness. Everything loses its value with time, but it is not the fault of the fruit, but of the mouth and the tongue.
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Kate Douglas Wiggin Quote: Never miss a joy in this world of trouble-that's my theory!.... Happiness, like mercy,is twice blest: it blesses those most intimately associated with it and it blesses all those who see it, hear it, touch it or breathe the same atmosphere.
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