Selected Anne Bradstreet Quotations
• If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
• If what I do prove well, it won't advance,
They'll say it's stolen, or else it was by chance.
• If ever two were one, then surely we.
If ever man were loved by wife, then thee.
• Iron till it be thoroughly heated is incapable to be wrought; so God sees good to cast some men into the furnace of affliction, and then beats them on his anvil into what frame he pleases.
• Let Greeks be Greeks, and women what they are.
• Youth is the time of getting, middle age of improving, and old age of spending.
• There is no object that we see; no action that we do; no good that we enjoy; no evil that we feel, or fear, but we may make some spiritual advantage of all: and he that makes such improvement is wise, as well as pious.
• Authority without wisdom is like a heavy axe without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish.
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Quote collection assembled by Jone Johnson Lewis. Each quotation page in this collection and the entire collection © Jone Johnson Lewis 1997-2005. This is an informal collection assembled over many years. I regret that I am not be able to provide the original source if it is not listed with the quote.
Jone Johnson Lewis. "Anne Bradstreet Quotes." About Women's History. URL: http://womenshistory.about.com/od/quotes/a/anne_bradstreet.htm . Date accessed: (today). (More on how to cite online sources including this page)