Olive Schreiner Quotes

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By our errors we see deeper into life.


Wisdom never kicks at the iron walls it can't bring down.


Experience teaches us in a millennium what passion teaches us in an hour.

passion experience

Greatness is to take the common things of life, and walk truly among them.


Sin looks much more terrible to those who look at it than to those who do it.


There's something so beautiful in coming on one's very own inmost thoughts in another.
— Olive Schreiner
My feeling is that there is nothing in life but refraining from hurting others, and comforting those who are sad.
— Olive Schreiner
Men are like the earth and we are the moon; we turn always one side to them, and they think there is no other, because they don't see it—but there is.

men and women moon

Know your aim, and live for that one thing.  We have only one life.  The secret of success is concentration; wherever there has been a great life, or a great work, that [concentration] has gone before.  Taste everything a little, look at everything a little; but live for one thing.

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