Best Quotes by Hamilton Wright Mabie (Top 10)

  1. Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.
  2. Don't be afraid of opposition. Remember, a kite rises against, not with, the wind.
  3. New Year's eve is like every other night; there is no pause in the march of the universe, no breathless moment of silence among created things that the passage of another twelve months may be noted; and yet no man has quite the same thoughts this evening that come with the coming of darkness on other nights.
  4. Nothing is lost upon a man who is bent upon growth; nothing wasted on one who is always preparing for - life by keeping eyes, mind and heart open to nature, men, books, experience - and what he gathers serves him at unexpected moments in unforeseen ways.
  5. The mother loves her child most divinely, not when she surrounds him with comfort and anticipates his wants but when she resolutely holds him to the highest standards and is content with nothing less than his best.
  6. He strains his conversation through a cigar.
  7. To have a quiet mind is to possess one's mind wholly; to have a calm spirit is to possess one's self.
  8. Genius can do much, but even genius falls short of the actuality of a single human life.
  9. The question for each man to settle is not what he would do if he had the means, time, influence and educational advantages, but what he will do with the things he has.
  10. I do not believe that the deeper problems of living can ever be answered by the process of thought. I believe that life itself teaches us either patience with regard to them, or reveals to us possible solutions when our hearts are pressed close against duties and sorrows and experiences of all kinds.