Ellen Glasgow Quotes

Most popular Ellen Glasgow Quotes

Cruelty is the only sin.

cruelty

A self-made martyr is a poor thing.

martyr

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

Goodness

The only difference between a rut and a grave are the dimensions.
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work

The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.
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failure

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

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

stupidity

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

fiction

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

drinking misery

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

technology invention mind

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.

government

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.

disappointment

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

immorality

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.

experience