Quotes by Helen Hunt Jackson

The mighty are brought low by many a thing Too small to name. Beneath the daisy's disk Lies hid the pebble for the fatal sling.
– Helen Hunt Jackson
The new is older than the old; And newest friend is oldest friend in this: That, waiting him, we longest grieved to miss One thing we sought.
– Helen Hunt Jackson
There cannot be found in the animal kingdom a bat, or any other creature, so blind in its own range of circumstance and connection, as the greater majority of human beings are in the bosoms of their families.
– Helen Hunt Jackson
There is nothing so skillful in its own defense as imperious pride.
– Helen Hunt Jackson
Think, while thou sunnest thyself in Joy's estate, Mayhap thou canst not ripen without frost.
– Helen Hunt Jackson
When love is at its best, one loves So much that he cannot forget.
– Helen Hunt Jackson
When the baby dies, On every side Rose stranger's voices, hard and harsh and loud. The baby was not wrapped in any shroud. The mother made no sound. Her head was bowed That men's eyes might not see Her misery.
– Helen Hunt Jackson
When Time is spent, Eternity begins.
– Helen Hunt Jackson
Who longest waits most surely wins.
– Helen Hunt Jackson
Who waits until the wind shall silent keep. Will never find the ready hour to sow.
– Helen Hunt Jackson
Wondrous interlacement! Holding fast to threads by green and silky rings, With the dawn it spreads its white and purple wings; Generous in its bloom, and sheltering while it clings, Sturdy morning-glory.
– Helen Hunt Jackson
Words are less needful to sorrow than to joy.
– Helen Hunt Jackson
Wounded vanity knows when it is mortally hurt; and limps off the field, piteous, all disguises thrown away. But pride carries its banner to the last; and fast as it is driven from one field unfurls it in another.
– Helen Hunt Jackson
If I could write a story that would do for the Indian one-hundredth part what 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' did for the Negro, I would be thankful the rest of my life.
– Helen Hunt Jackson