Quotes by Olive Schreiner

Olive Schreiner

Olive Schreiner

South African author and anti-war campaigner

Alive from: 1855-1920

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    Everything has two sides - the outside that is ridiculous, and the inside that is solemn.
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    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.
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    My feeling is that there is nothing in life but refraining from hurting others, and comforting those that are sad.
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    Perhaps the old monks were right when they tried to root love out; perhaps the poets are right when they try to water it. It is a blood-red flower, with the color of sin; but there is always the scent of a god about it.
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    Some people dare not feel fully, all life must be a long self-repression.
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    The troubles of the young are soon over; they leave no external mark. If you wound the tree in its youth the bark will quickly cover the gash; but when the tree is very old, peeling the bark off, and looking carefully, you will see the scar there still. All that is buried is not dead.
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    There was never a great man who had not a great mother.
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    We were equals once when we lay new-born babes on our nurse's knees. We will be equal again when they tie up our jaws for the last sleep.
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