Ellen Glasgow Quotes

Most popular Ellen Glasgow Quotes

Cruelty is the only sin.


A self-made martyr is a poor thing.


True goodness is an inward grace, not an outward necessity.


The only difference between a rut and a grave are the dimensions.
— Ellen Glasgow


The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.
— Ellen Glasgow


You can't take it with you; you never see a U-haul following a hearse.
— Ellen Glasgow


There is only one force stronger than selfishness, and that is stupidity.


For my own purpose, I defined the art of fiction as experience illuminated.


To drink for pleasure may be a distraction, but to drink from misery is always a danger.

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There is no monster more destructive than the inventive mind that has outstripped philosophy.

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The government's like a mule, it's slow and it's sure; it's slow to turn, and it's sure to turn the way you don't want it.


It is only by knowing how little life has in store for us that we are able to look on the bright side and avoid disappointment.


You see it is wiser to be conventionally immoral than unconventionally moral.  It isn't the immorality they object to, but the originality.


No matter how vital experience might be while you lived it, no sooner was it ended and dead than it became as lifeless as the piles of dry dust in a school history book.