Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Varieties - One

True Friendship - True friendship is like sound health: the value of it is seldom known till it is lost. 

In Faith - Sow good seed even on an unworthy soil, for it will not be lost wherever it is sown. 

Prudent Silence - When you have nothing to say, say nothing; a weak defence strengthens your opponent, and silence is less injurious than a bad reply. 

Hope and Despair - Hope thinks nothing difficult; despair tells us that every difficulty is insurmountable - Watts.

Reading and Reflecting - She who loves to read, and knows how to reflect, has laid by a perpetual feast for her old age. 

A Good Character - A good character, when established, should not be rested in as an end, but only employed as a means of doing still farther good - Atterbury. 

Light in Darkness - There is in every woman's heart a spark of heavenly fire, which beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity - Iriving. 

Humility - Humility is a flower that prospers most when planted on the rich soil of a noble and great mind. 

Love Works Wonders - Love changes itself into what it loves - Morin. 

This little phrases are taken from the Girl's Own Annual from 1885 - I just love these short, sweet pieces of wisdom!




  1. I just found your blog through Joyful Jewels. I love the book Pollyanna too. Also, have you ever read "A Little Princess"? It goes along with "Prudent Scilence" well.

    Lydia (reelchristian.blogspot.com)

  2. I love A Little Princess! Basically all old fashioned children's books really!

  3. I did reply to this before - I guess the blogger issue deleted it!

    I love A Little Princess! My favourite is An Old Fashioned Girl though. I could read that over and over!