Susanna Moodie Quotes

The want of education and moral training is the only real barrier that exists between the different classes of men. Nature, reason, and Christianity recognize no other. Pride may say Nay; but Pride was always a liar, and a great hater of the truth.
Susanna Moodie (1803-1885), Canadian author. Life in the Clearing, ch. 3 (1853).
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What a wonderful faculty is memory!—the most mysterious and inexplicable in the great riddle of life; that plastic tablet on which the Almighty registers with unerring fidelity the records of being, making it the depository of all our words, thoughts and deeds—this faithful witness against us for good or evil.
Susanna Moodie (1803-1885), Canadian author. Life in the Clearing, ch. 15 (1853).
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Ah, Hope! what would life be, stripped of thy encouraging smiles, that teach us to look behind the dark clouds of to-day, for the golden beams that are to gild the morrow.
Susanna Moodie (1803-1885), Canadian author. Life in the Clearing, ch. 1 (1853).
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A nose, kind sir! Sure, Mother Nature, With all her freaks, ne'er formed this feature. If such were mine, I'd try and trade it, And swear the gods had never made it.
Susanna Moodie (1803-1885), Canadian author. "Old Satan and Tom Wilson's Nose," ch. 6, Roughing It in the Bush (1852).
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