Sophie Swetchine Quotes

Sophie Swetchine Quotes: Truth only is prolific. Error, sterile in itself, produces only by means of the portion of truth which it contains. It may have offspring, but the life which it gives, like that of the hybrid races, cannot be transmitted.
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Sophie Swetchine Quote: Old age is not one of the beauties of creation, but it is one of its harmonies. The law of contrasts is one of the laws of beauty. Under the conditions of our climate, shadow gives light its worth; sternness enhances mildness; solemnity, splendor. Varying proportions of size support and subserve one another.
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Quotes about Sophie Swetchine: America has begun her career at the culminating point of life, as Adam did at the age of thirty.
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Quote about Sophie Swetchine: We are rich only through what we give.
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Sophie Swetchine Sayings: If we look closely at this earth, where God seems so utterly forgotten, we shall find that it is He, after all, who commands the most fidelity and the most love.
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Sophie Swetchine Saying: What I value most next to eternity is time.
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Sayings about Sophie Swetchine: Antiquity is a species of aristocracy with which it is not easy to be on visiting terms.
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Saying about Sophie Swetchine: There is nothing steadfast in life but our memories. We are sure of keeping intact only that which we have lost.
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Sophie Swetchine Quotes: There are minds constructed like the eyes of certain insects, which discern, with admirable distinctness, the most delicate lineaments and finest veins of the leaf which bears them, but are totally unable to take in the ensemble of the plant or shrub. When error has effected an entrance into such minds, it remains there impregnable, because no general view assists them in throwing off the chance impression of the moment.
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Sophie Swetchine Quote: I study much, and the more I study, the oftener I go back to those first principles which are so simple that childhood itself can lisp them.
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Quotes about Sophie Swetchine: Love enters the heart unawares: takes precedence of all the emotions--or, at least, will be second to none--and even reflection becomes its accomplice. While it lives, it renders blind; and when it has struck its roots deep only itself can shake them. It reminds one of hospitality as practiced among the ancients. The stranger was received upon the threshold of the half-open door, and introduced into the sanctuary reserved for the Penates. Not until every attention had been lavished upon him did the host ask his name; and the question was sometimes deferred till the very moment of departure.
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Quote about Sophie Swetchine: Real sorrow is almost as difficult to discover as real poverty. An instinctive delicacy hides the rays of the one and the wounds of the other.
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Sophie Swetchine Sayings: He who has never denied himself for the sake of giving has but glanced at the joys of charity.
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