Dorothea Dix Quotes

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Time passed solely in the pursuit of pleasure leaves no solid enjoyment for the future; but from the hours you spend in reading and studying useful books, you will gather a golden harvest in future years.

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Time passed solely in the pursuit of pleasure leaves no solid enjoyment for the future; but from the hours you spend in reading and studying useful books, you will gather a golden harvest in future years.

Dorothea Dix

I must study alone, as I am condemned to do every thing alone, I believe, in this life.

Dorothea Dix

The olive branch has been consecrated to peace, palm branches to victory, the laurel to conquest and poetry, the myrtle to love and pleasure, the cypress to mourning, and the willow to despondency.

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Pleasures take to themselves wings and fly away true knowledge remains forever.

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We are not sent into this world mainly to enjoy the loveliness therein, nor to sit us down in passive ease; no, we were sent here for action. The soul that seeks to do the will of God with a pure heart, fervently, does not yield to the lethargy of ease.

Dorothea Dix

What greater bliss than to look back on days spent in usefulness, in doing good to those around us.

Dorothea Dix

As you have learnt something of time, value and make a proper use of it. Once past, it knows no return; how necessary, then, that you spend it in improving your mind and fitting it for future happiness and usefulness.

Dorothea Dix

With care and patience, people may accomplish things which, to an indolent person, would appear impossible.

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I shall try and effect all that is before me to perform; and God, I think, will surely give me strength for His work so long as He directs my line of duty.

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To me, the avocation of a teacher has something elevating and exciting. While surrounded by the young, one may always be doing good.

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The duties of a teacher are neither few nor small, but they elevate the mind and give energy to the character.

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The rose is the flower and handmaiden of love - the lily, her fair associate, is the emblem of beauty and purity.

Dorothea Dix

But the truth is the highest consideration.

Dorothea Dix