Quotes

Last Night

6 July 2019

Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.

~ Daphne du Maurier

Happiness Is Not a Possession to Be Prized

6 July 2019

Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind of course we have on moments of depression; but there are other moments too, when time, unmeasured by the clock, runs on into eternity.

~ Daphne du Maurier

 

When the Leaves Rustle

6 July 2019

When the leaves rustle, they sound very much like the stealthy movement of a woman in evening dress, and when they shiver suddenly, and fall, and scatter away along the ground, they might be the patter of a woman’s hurrying footsteps, and the mark in the gravel the imprint of a high-heeled shoe.

~ Daphne du Maurier

Men Are Simpler

6 July 2019

Men are simpler than you imagine my sweet child. But what goes on in the twisted, tortuous minds of women would baffle anyone.

~ Daphne du Maurier

We Can Never Go Back Again

6 July 2019

We can never go back again, that much is certain. The past is still close to us. The things we have tried to forget and put behind us would stir again, and that sense of fear, of furtive unrest, struggling at length to blind unreasoning panic — now mercifully stilled, thank God — might in some manner unforeseen become a living companion as it had before.

~ Daphne du Maurier

This Was the Object of the Declaration of Independence

4 July 2019

This was the object of the Declaration of Independence. Not to find out new principles, or new arguments, never before thought of, not merely to say things which had never been said before; but to place before mankind the common sense of the subject, in terms so plain and firm as to command their assent, and to justify ourselves in the independent stand we are compelled to take. Neither aiming at originality of principle or sentiment, nor yet copied from any particular and previous writing, it was intended to be an expression of the American mind, and to give to that expression the proper tone and spirit called for by the occasion.

~  Letter from Thomas Jefferson to Henry Lee, May 8, 1825

I Have Said That the Declaration of Independence Is the Ring-Bolt to the Chain

4 July 2019
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I have said that the Declaration of Independence is the ring-bolt to the chain of your nation’s destiny; so, indeed, I regard it. The principles contained in that instrument are saving principles. Stand by those principles, be true to them on all occasions, in all places, against all foes, and at whatever cost.

~  Frederick Douglass, July 5, 1852

Do You Recollect the Pensive and Awful Silence

4 July 2019

Do you recollect the pensive and awful silence which pervaded the house when we were called up, one after another, to the table of the President of Congress to subscribe what was believed by many at that time to be our own death warrants?

~  Benjamin Rush, Pennsylvania delegate, July 20, 1811

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