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Alice Duer Miller
(1874-1942) born on
Jul 28
US poet, author. She is best remembered for "White Cliffs," 1941, a long narrative poem extolling Britain's resistance during WW II; also wrote "I Have Loved England."
         
   
F
People love to talk but hate to listen. You can listen like a blank wall or like a splendid auditorium where every sound comes back fuller and richer.

R
Men are too emotional to vote. Their conduct at baseball games and political conventions shows this . . .
A
And now too late, we see these things are one:
The art is sacrifice and self-control
And who loves beauty must be stern of soul.
N
In a world where England is finished and dead:
I do not wish to live.
K
If it's very painful for you to criticize your friends -- you're safe in doing it. But if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that's the time to hold your tongue.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Barnes & Noble Book of Quotations," by Robert I. Fitzhenry, 1987.
R: "Are Women People?," 1915.
A: "An American to France," in "Welcome Home," 1928.
N: "The White Cliffs," 1941.
K: In "The Book of Positive Quotations," by John Cook, 1997.
   


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