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Quotations by Dorothy Dix

Confession is always weakness. The grave soul keeps its own secrets, and takes its own punishment in silence.

For in all the world there are no people so piteous and forlorn as those who are forced to eat the bitter bread of dependency in their old age, and find how steep are the stairs of another man’s house. Wherever they go they know themselves unwelcome. Wherever they are, they feel themselves a burden. There is no humiliation of the spirit they are not forced to endure. Their hearts are scarred all over with the stabs from cruel and callous speeches.

I have learned in the great University of Hard Knocks a philosophy that no woman who has had an easy life ever acquires. I have learned to live each day as it comes, and not to borrow trouble by dreading tomorrow. It is the dark menace of the future that makes cowards of us.

In a world where there is so much to be done, I felt strongly impressed that there must be something for me to do.

It is only the women whose eyes have been washed clear with tears who get the broad vision that makes them little sisters to all the world.