Madame Swetchine Quotes

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Youth should be a savings-bank.

youth

Miracles are God's coups d'état.

miracles

The heart has always the pardoning power.
— Madame Swetchine
What I most value next to eternity is time.
— Madame Swetchine
Attention is a silent and perpetual flattery.

flattery Attention

Attention is a tacit and continual compliment.

compliments

To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.
— Madame Swetchine
To have ideas is to gather flowers.  To think is to weave them into garlands.

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We are rich only through what we give; and poor only through what we refuse and keep.
— Madame Swetchine
There is a transcendent power in example. We reform others unconsciously when we walk uprightly.

example

Only a just appreciation of things will enable us to possess them in tranquility, or console ourselves for their loss.

appreciation things

Providence has hidden a charm in difficult undertaking, which is appreciated only by those who dare to grapple with them.

challenges

Providence has hidden a charm in difficult undertakings, which is appreciated only by those who dare to grapple with them.

difficulties risk-taking

There are two ways of attaining an important end—force and perseverance. Force falls to the lot only of the privileged few, but austere and sustained perseverance can be practised by the most insignificant.
— Madame Swetchine

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