Best Quotes by Anne Morrow Lindbergh (Top 10)

  1. Don't wish me happiness - I don't expect to be happy it's gotten beyond that, somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor - I will need them all.
  2. I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable.
  3. It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded.
  4. Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.
  5. The most exhausting thing in life, I have discovered, is being insincere. That is why so much of social life is exhausting; one is wearing a mask. I have shed my mask.
  6. Women need solitude in order to find again the true essence of themselves.
  7. Him that I love, I wish to be free — even from me.
  8. Only love can be divided endlessly and still not diminish.
  9. ...I want first of all - in fact, as an end to these other desires - to be at peace with myself. I want a singleness of eye, a purity of intention, a central cor to my life that will enable me to carry out these obligations and activities as well as I can. I want, in fact - to borrow from the language of the saints -to live 'in grace' as much of the time as possible. I am not using this term in a strictly theological sense. By grace I mean an inner harmony, essentially spiritual, which can be translated into outward harmony...
  10. By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacationless class.

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