Literary Birthday – 29 September – Elizabeth Gaskell


Elizabeth Gaskell was born 29 September 1810, and died 12 November 1865

Nine Quotes

  1. Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom.
  2. How easy it is to judge rightly after one sees what evil comes from judging wrongly!
  3. A little credulity helps one on through life very smoothly.
  4. People may flatter themselves just as much by thinking that their faults are always present to other people’s minds, as if they believe that the world is always contemplating their individual charms and virtues.
  5. The future must be met, however stern and iron it be.
  6. The most proudly independent man depends on those around him for their insensible influence on his character – his life.
  7. The cloud never comes in that quarter of the horizon from which we watch for it.
  8. Similarity of opinion is not always—I think not often—needed for fullness and perfection of love.
  9. Those who are happy and successful themselves are too apt to make light of the misfortunes of others.

Elizabeth Gaskell was a British novelist and short story writer during the Victorian era. Her novels offer a detailed portrait of society and are of interest to social historians as well as lovers of literature. She is the author of North And South.

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by Amanda Patterson