Philippa Carr

    Валентинhas quoted9 months ago
    IS THE CUSTOM for the women of our family to keep a journal. My grandmother did and my mother must have learned the habit from her. I remember my mother’s saying once that by doing so one lived one’s life more fully. So much is lost if one cannot remember it, and even memory is apt to distort so that what actually happened, when looked back on, often takes on an entirely different aspect from the truth. But if it is set down with the emotion of the moment—exactly as it appeared then—it can be recalled in detail.
    Валентинhas quoted9 months ago
    these battles gave savour to their lives and although at times it seemed as though they delighted in taunting each other and that it was impossible for them to live in harmony, they were certainly deeply unhappy apart.
    Валентинhas quoted9 months ago
    because she had had an adventurous life this had somehow preserved her youth.
    Валентинhas quoted8 months ago
    Where there is prosperity, where there is profit, there will always be those who envy it and seek to take possession of it through force.
    Валентинhas quoted8 months ago
    it can hardly be hoped that men will suddenly become reasonable
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