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Mary Roberts Rinehart Quotes: "Peace is not a passive but an active condition, not a negation but an affirmation."

Peace is not a passive but an active condition, not a negation but an affirmation.




Mary Roberts Rinehart Quotes: "People that trust themselves a dozen miles from the city, in strange houses, with servants they don't know, needn't be surprised if they wake up some morning and find their throats cut."

People that trust themselves a dozen miles from the city, in strange houses, with servants they don't know, needn't be surprised if they wake up some morning and find their throats cut.




Mary Roberts Rinehart Quotes: "Love is like the measles, all the worse when it comes late."

Love is like the measles, all the worse when it comes late.



Mary Roberts Rinehart Quotes: "having considerable mind, changing it became almost as ponderous an operation as moving a barn, although not nearly so stable."

having considerable mind, changing it became almost as ponderous an operation as moving a barn, although not nearly so stable.




Mary Roberts Rinehart Quotes: "I had a vision ... of being found on the pavement by some passerby, with a small punctuation mark ending my sentence of life."

I had a vision ... of being found on the pavement by some passerby, with a small punctuation mark ending my sentence of life.



Mary Roberts Rinehart Quotes: "Every crucial experience can be regarded either as a setback, or the start of a wonderful new adventure, it depends on your perspective!"

Every crucial experience can be regarded either as a setback, or the start of a wonderful new adventure, it depends on your perspective!



Mary Roberts Rinehart Quotes: "when knowledge comes in at the door, fear and superstition fly out of the window."

when knowledge comes in at the door, fear and superstition fly out of the window.




Mary Roberts Rinehart Quotes: "The mystery story is two stories in one: the story of what happened and the story of what appeared to happen."

The mystery story is two stories in one: the story of what happened and the story of what appeared to happen.



Mary Roberts Rinehart Quotes: "It takes a good many years and some pretty hard knocks to make people tolerant."

It takes a good many years and some pretty hard knocks to make people tolerant.



Mary Roberts Rinehart Quotes: "It is only in his head that man is heroic; in the pit of his stomach he is always a coward."

It is only in his head that man is heroic; in the pit of his stomach he is always a coward.



Mary Roberts Rinehart Quotes: "The writing career is not a romantic one. The writer's life may be colorful, but his work itself is rather drab."

The writing career is not a romantic one. The writer's life may be colorful, but his work itself is rather drab.



Mary Roberts Rinehart Quotes: "It's money that brings trouble. It always has and it always will."

It's money that brings trouble. It always has and it always will.




Mary Roberts Rinehart Quotes: "Conflict is the very essence of life."

Conflict is the very essence of life.



Mary Roberts Rinehart Quotes: "I hate those men who would send into war youth to fight and die for them; the pride and cowardice of those old men, making their wars that boys must die."

I hate those men who would send into war youth to fight and die for them; the pride and cowardice of those old men, making their wars that boys must die.



Mary Roberts Rinehart Quotes: "Useless as a pulled tooth."

Useless as a pulled tooth.



Mary Roberts Rinehart Quotes: "Women are like dogs really. They love like dogs, a little insistently. And they like to fetch and carry and come back wistfully after hard words, and learn rather easily to carry a basket."

Women are like dogs really. They love like dogs, a little insistently. And they like to fetch and carry and come back wistfully after hard words, and learn rather easily to carry a basket.



Mary Roberts Rinehart Quotes: "There is something shameful about the death of a play. It does not die with pity, but contempt."

There is something shameful about the death of a play. It does not die with pity, but contempt.



Mary Roberts Rinehart Quotes: "there comes a time when ambition ceases to burn, or romance to stir, and the highest cry of the human heart is for peace."

there comes a time when ambition ceases to burn, or romance to stir, and the highest cry of the human heart is for peace.



Mary Roberts Rinehart Quotes: "there is no truly honest autobiography."

there is no truly honest autobiography.



Mary Roberts Rinehart Quotes: "Girls inevitably grew into women, but something of the boy persisted in every man."

Girls inevitably grew into women, but something of the boy persisted in every man.



Mary Roberts Rinehart Quotes: "Every crucial experience can be regarded as a setback - or a start of a new kind of development. [You have the responsibility to decide if you will see it as a bad setback or good start!]"

Every crucial experience can be regarded as a setback - or a start of a new kind of development. [You have the responsibility to decide if you will see it as a bad setback or good start!]



Mary Roberts Rinehart Quotes: "Curious, how one remembered Christmas. Perhaps because other days might appeal to the head, but this one appealed to the heart."

Curious, how one remembered Christmas. Perhaps because other days might appeal to the head, but this one appealed to the heart.



Mary Roberts Rinehart Quotes: "Death was a beginning and not an end; it was the morning of the spirit. Tired bodies lay down to sleep and their souls wakened to the morning, rested; the first fruits of them that slept."

Death was a beginning and not an end; it was the morning of the spirit. Tired bodies lay down to sleep and their souls wakened to the morning, rested; the first fruits of them that slept.



Mary Roberts Rinehart Quotes: "Lightning never strikes twice in the same place."

Lightning never strikes twice in the same place.



Mary Roberts Rinehart Quotes: "Men... look back on the children who were once themselves, and attempt to reconstruct them. But they can no longer think like the child."

Men... look back on the children who were once themselves, and attempt to reconstruct them. But they can no longer think like the child.



Mary Roberts Rinehart Quotes: "A little work, a little sleep, a little love and it's all over."

A little work, a little sleep, a little love and it's all over.



Mary Roberts Rinehart Quotes: "Suspicion is like the rain. It falls on the just and on the unjust."

Suspicion is like the rain. It falls on the just and on the unjust.



Mary Roberts Rinehart Quotes: "That is the tragedy of growing old, Chris. You don't leave the world. It leaves you."

That is the tragedy of growing old, Chris. You don't leave the world. It leaves you.



Mary Roberts Rinehart Quotes: "[On fishing:] Greatest rest in the world for the brain."

[On fishing:] Greatest rest in the world for the brain.



Mary Roberts Rinehart Quotes: "Men were not equal in the effort they made, nor did equal efforts bring equal result. ... Equality of opportunity, yes. Equality of effort and result, no."

Men were not equal in the effort they made, nor did equal efforts bring equal result. ... Equality of opportunity, yes. Equality of effort and result, no.



Mary Roberts Rinehart Quotes: "I never saw a lawyer yet who would admit he was making money."

I never saw a lawyer yet who would admit he was making money.



Mary Roberts Rinehart Quotes: "every act of one's life is the unavoidable result of every act that has preceded it."

every act of one's life is the unavoidable result of every act that has preceded it.



Mary Roberts Rinehart Quotes: "It's the safety valve of middle life, and the solace of age."

It's the safety valve of middle life, and the solace of age.



Mary Roberts Rinehart Quotes: "It was said of Miss Letitia that when money came into her possession it went out of circulation."

It was said of Miss Letitia that when money came into her possession it went out of circulation.



Mary Roberts Rinehart Quotes: "When a great burden is lifted, the relief is not always felt at once. The galled places still ache."

When a great burden is lifted, the relief is not always felt at once. The galled places still ache.



Mary Roberts Rinehart Quotes: "What a tragedy it was that the only thing age could offer to youth was its own experience, and that the experiences of others were never profitable."

What a tragedy it was that the only thing age could offer to youth was its own experience, and that the experiences of others were never profitable.



Mary Roberts Rinehart Quotes: "A cat and a Bible, and nobody needs to be lonely."

A cat and a Bible, and nobody needs to be lonely.



Mary Roberts Rinehart Quotes: "Great loves were almost always great tragedies. Perhaps it was because love was never truly great until the element of sacrifice entered into it."

Great loves were almost always great tragedies. Perhaps it was because love was never truly great until the element of sacrifice entered into it.



Mary Roberts Rinehart Quotes: "All houses in which men have lived and suffered and died are haunted houses."

All houses in which men have lived and suffered and died are haunted houses.



Mary Roberts Rinehart Quotes: "Love sees clearly, and seeing, loves on. But infatuation is blind; when it gains sight, it dies."

Love sees clearly, and seeing, loves on. But infatuation is blind; when it gains sight, it dies.



Mary Roberts Rinehart Quotes: "because we are always staring at the stars, we learn the shortness of our arms."

because we are always staring at the stars, we learn the shortness of our arms.



Mary Roberts Rinehart Quotes: "it is axiomatic with most writing people that there are no such things as perfect conditions for work."

it is axiomatic with most writing people that there are no such things as perfect conditions for work.



Mary Roberts Rinehart Quotes: "Enemies are an indication of character."

Enemies are an indication of character.



Mary Roberts Rinehart Quotes: "... if one can remember without loving, then couldn't one love without remembering?"

... if one can remember without loving, then couldn't one love without remembering?



Mary Roberts Rinehart Quotes: "The one pleasure that never palls is the pleasure of not going to church."

The one pleasure that never palls is the pleasure of not going to church.



Mary Roberts Rinehart Quotes: "pretense is the oil that lubricates society."

pretense is the oil that lubricates society.



Mary Roberts Rinehart Quotes: "The greatest weapon in the world ... is ridicule."

The greatest weapon in the world ... is ridicule.



Mary Roberts Rinehart Quotes: "Of one thing the reader can be certain: the more easily anything reads, the harder it has been to write."

Of one thing the reader can be certain: the more easily anything reads, the harder it has been to write.



Mary Roberts Rinehart Quotes: "Men play harder than they work; women work harder than they play."

Men play harder than they work; women work harder than they play.