Quotes by Anne Bradstreet

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Anne Bradstreet (ca. 1612September 16, 1672) was the first published American woman writer. more

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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.

Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge, fitter to bruise than to polish.
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.
More fool than I to look on that was lent, As if mine own, when thus impermanent.
If ever two were one, then surely we. If ever man were loved by wife, then thee.
If ever two were one, then surely we. If ever man were loved by wife, then thee; If ever wife was happy in a man, Compare with me, ye women, if you can. I prize thy love more than whole mines of gold Or all the riches that the East doth hold.

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