Literary Birthday – 14 June – Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe was born 14 June 1811, and died 1 July 1896.

Harriet Beecher Stowe Quotes

  1. Women are the real architects of society.
  2. When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you until it seems that you cannot hold on for a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time when the tide will turn.
  3. Any mind that is capable of real sorrow is capable of good.
  4. It’s a matter of taking the side of the weak against the strong, something the best people have always done.
  5. The past, the present, and the future are really one: they are today.
  6. Of course, in a novel, people’s hearts break, and they die, and that is the end of it; and in a story this is very convenient. But in real life we do not die when all that makes life bright dies to us.
  7. Common sense is seeing things as they are; and doing things as they ought to be.
  8. Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.
  9. The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.

Harriet Beecher Stowe was an American abolitionist and author. She is famous for her novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin. She wrote more than 20 books, including novels, travel memoirs, and collections of articles and letters. She was influential for her writings and her public stands on social issues.

by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 14th June 2013