Minna Thomas Antrim

Minna Thomas

American Writer

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Golden fetters hurt as cruelly as iron ones.

Gratitude is the rosemary of the heart.

Illusion is the dust the devil throws in the eyes of the foolish.

Intuition is truly a feminine quality, but women should not mistake rash conclusions for this gift.

Man forgives woman anything save the wit to outwit him.

Man proposes, woman forecloses.

Many women plume themselves upon their impregnable virtue, who have never met the man.

Simpatico is the touchstone that leads to talent?s highest altitude.

Smart society is a body of autocrats in deadly warfare against plutocrats.

Somnolence in society is a crime; better chatter like a magpie than blink like an owl.

That one woman is capable of loving another is an historical truth; but never yet lived one who could not listen to her own praises at the expense of her adored friend.

A fool bolts pleasure, than complains of moral indigestion.

The very women who object to the morals of a notoriously beautiful actress, grow big with pride when an admirer suggests their marked resemblance to this stage beauty in physique.

A homely face and no figure have aided many women heavenward.

There never was a woman who did not prefer an oblique compliment to a straight truth - if the latter were unflattering.

Between condolence and consolation there flows an ocean of tears.

To control a man a woman must first control herself.

Doing all we can to promote our friend?s happiness is better than to continually drink to his prosperity.

To know one's self is wisdom, but not to know one's neighbors is genius.

Experience has no text books nor proxies. She demands that her pupils answer her roll-call personally.

When a woman is very, very bad, she is awful, but when a man is correspondingly good, he is weird.

Show me one who boasts continually of his openness, and I will show you one who conceals much.

The morals of today are the immorals of yesterday, the creeds of tomorrow.

An epigram is a flashlight of a truth; a witticism, truth laughing at itself.

Smiles are the soul's kisses.

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American Writer