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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Harriet Martineau
 
        Beneath this starry arch,
  Naught resteth or is still;
But all things hold their march
  As if by one great will.
Move one, move all:
Hark to the footfall!
  On, on, forever.
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  I think that few people are aware how early it is right to respect the modesty of an infant.  2
  It never enters the lady’s head that the wet-nurse’s baby probably dies.  3
  Must love be ever treated with profaneness as a mere illusion? or with coarseness as a mere impulse? or with fear as a mere disease? or with shame as a mere weakness? or with levity as a mere accident? whereas it is a great mystery and a great necessity, lying at the foundation of human existence, morality, and happiness,—mysterious, universal, inevitable as death.  4
  School is no place of education for any children whatever till their minds are well put in action. This is the work which has to be done at home, and which may be done in all homes where the mother is a sensible woman.  5
  Women, like men, must be educated with a view to action, or their studies cannot be called education.  6
 
 
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