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Six weeks is a long time to wait, and a still longer time for a girl to keep a secret…

("Little Women")

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Beth could not reason upon or explain the faith that gave her courage and patience to give up life, and cheerfully wait for death. Like a confiding child, she asked no questions, but left everything to God and nature, Father and Mother of us all, feeling sure that they, and they only, could teach and strengthen heart and spirit for this life and the life to come.
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During the fifteen minutes that followed, the proud and sensitive girl suffered a shame and pain which she never forgot. To others it might seem a ludicrous or trivial affair, but to her it was a hard experience, for during the twelve years of her life she had been governed by love alone
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Women have been called queens for a long time, but the kingdom given them isn't worth ruling.
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Dont shut yourself up in a band box because you are a woman, but understand what is going on, and educate yourself to take part in the world's work, for it all affects you and yours.
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If life is often so hard as this, I don't see how we ever shall get through it…
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Love covers a multitude of sins…
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