Olive Schreiner
Quotations


How hard it is to make your thoughts look anything but imbecile fools when you paint them with ink on paper.

We were equals once when we lay new-born babes on our nurse's knees. We will be equal again when they tie up our jaws for the last sleep.

The troubles of the young are soon over; they leave no external mark. If you wound the tree in its youth the bark will quickly cover the gash; but when the tree is very old, peeling the bark off, and looking carefully, you will see the scar there still. All that is buried is not dead.

Perhaps the old monks were right when they tried to root love out; perhaps the poets are right when they try to water it. It is a blood-red flower, with the colour of sin; but there is always the scent of a god about it.

There was never a great man who had not a great mother.

Everything has two sides--the outside that is ridiculous, and the inside that is solemn.

Men are like the earth and we are the moon; we turn always one side to them, and they think there is no other, because they don't see it--but there is.



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