Phyllis Bottome Quotes

Most popular Phyllis Bottome Quotes

Feelings change facts.

feelings facts

Hurt vanity is one of the cruelest of mortal wounds.

vanity

A blossom must break the sheath it has been sheltered by.

growth

Nothing ever really sets human nature free, but self-control.

self-control

Where there is laughter there is always more health than sickness.

laughter

People who talk of new lives believe there will be no new troubles.

trouble

There's nothing final about a mistake, except its being taken as final.

mistakes

If one has a cow, it is always better not to be too familiar with those who have seven.

envy

A red-hot belief in eternal glory is probably the best antidote to human panic that there is.

afterlife beliefs immortality

Luck enters into any contingency.  You are a fool if you forget it—and a greater fool if you count upon it.

luck

Artists are exposed to great temptations: their eyes see paradise before their souls have reached it, and that is a great danger.

artists

All persecution is a sign of fear; for if we did not fear the power of an opinion different from our own, we should not mind others holding it.  Truth is its own defense.

persecution

When you make a mistake, don't look back at it long. Take the reason of the thing into your mind, and then look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
— Phyllis Bottome

failure