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Born in 1612 / Died in September 16, 1672 / United States / English

Quotes by Anne Bradstreet

A prosperous state makes a secure Christian, but adversity makes him Consider.
Youth is the time of getting, middle age of improving, and old age of spending.
If what I do prove well, it won't advance. They'll say it's stolen, or else it was by chance.
Iron till it be thoroughly heated is incapable to be wrought; so God sees good to cast some men into the furnace of affliction, and then beats them on his anvil into what frame he pleases.
If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
If ever two were one, then surely we. If ever man were loved by wife, then thee.
Let Greeks be Greeks, and women what they are.
Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish.
But man grows old, lies down, remains where once he's laid.
I am obnoxious to each carping tongue Who says my hand a needle better fits,...
O Time the fatal wrack of mortal things, That draws oblivion's curtains over kings;
Thy love is such I can no way repay, The heavens reward thee manifold I pray....
Nor youth, nor strength, nor wisdom spring again, Nor habitations long their names retain, But in oblivion to the final day remain.
If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
And time brings down what is both strong and tall. But plants new set to be eradicate,...