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Harriet Beecher Stowe (born as Harriet Elisabeth Beecher in Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, died in Hartford, Connecticut, United States) was a famous Author from USA, who lived between June 14, 1811 and July 1, 1896. She became 85 years old.

Biography

Harriet Beecher Stowe was an American author and slavery opponents. She is best known for her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin, which attracted a large public opinion against slavery when it was published (20 March 1852).

She was born in Litchfield, but grew up mainly in Hartford, where her father Lyman Beecher (1775 - 1863) was a Calvinist minister and one of the leaders in the movement for the abolition of slavery. His brother Henry Ward Beecher became a distinguished preacher. She married in 1836 by Calvin Ellis Stowe and had seven children. She served for several years as a teacher in one of her sister established, schools and the literary people in the local paper, when she rose to prominence with Uncle Tom's Cabin, originally published as a serial in a abolutionistisk Journal.

1852 published A Key to Uncle toms cabin (Swedish translation, Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin, 1853), where she was after the novel was questioned, with documents to show that the elements of this had its counterpart in real events. It was followed in 1856 by Dred, a tale of the dismal swamp (1856, Swedish translation Dred. A story from the large swamp accident, 1857). During the American Civil War, she met President Lincoln. When they met, said Lincoln have said So you're the little lady whose book started this great war. 1870 published the book Lady Byron vindicated: A History of the Byron controversy from ITS beginning in 1816 to the present time there Beecher Stowe accused Lord Byron of incest.

She was an early vegetarian and one of the pioneers of the American Vegetarian Society.

Zodiac etc.

She is born under the zodiac gemini, who is known for Communication, Indecision, Inquisitive, Intelligent, Changeable. Our collection contains 25 quotes who is written / told by Harriet.

Related authors: Henry Ward Beecher, Lord Byron

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harriet_Beecher_Stowe

Famous quotes by Harriet Beecher Stowe (25)


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"It's a matter of taking the side of the weak against the strong, something the best people have always done"
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"In all ranks of life the human heart yearns for the beautiful; and the beautiful things that God makes are his gift to all alike"
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"Friendships are discovered rather than made"
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"To be really great in little things, to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life, is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization"
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"So much has been said and sung of beautiful young girls, why doesn't somebody wake up to the beauty of old women"
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"Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn"
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"I would not attack the faith of a heathen without being sure I had a better one to put in its place"
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"Everyone confesses that exertion which brings out all the powers of body and mind is the best thing for us; but most people do all they can to get rid of it, and as a general rule nobody does much more than circumstances drive them to do"
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"A man builds a house in England with the expectation of living in it and leaving it to his children; we shed our houses in America as easily as a snail does his shell"
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"The obstinacy of cleverness and reason is nothing to the obstinacy of folly and inanity"
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"The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone"
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"When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn"
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"Most mothers are instinctive philosophers"
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"All places where women are excluded tend downward to barbarism; but the moment she is introduced, there come in with her courtesy, cleanliness, sobriety, and order"
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"Where painting is weakest, namely, in the expression of the highest moral and spiritual ideas, there music is sublimely strong"
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"A woman's health is her capital"
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"The past, the present and the future are really one: they are today"
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"Perhaps it is impossible for a person who does no good to do no harm"
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"No one is so thoroughly superstitious as the godless man"
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"One would like to be grand and heroic, if one could; but if not, why try at all? One wants to be very something, very great, very heroic; or if not that, then at least very stylish and very fashionable. It is this everlasting mediocrity that bores me"
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"I did not write it. God wrote it. I merely did his dictation"
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"Any mind that is capable of real sorrow is capable of good"
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"Whipping and abuse are like laudanum: you have to double the dose as the sensibilities decline"
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"To do common things perfectly is far better worth our endeavor than to do uncommon things respectably"
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"Human nature is above all things lazy"


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