Dinah Maria Mulock Craik Quotes

One cannot make oneself, but one can sometimes help a little in the making of somebody else. It is well.

Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

The only way to make people good, is to make them happy.

Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

No virtue ever was founded on a lie. The truth, then, at all risks and costs the truth from the beginning. Make a clean breast to whomsoever you need to make it, and then face the world.

Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

We have not to construct human nature afresh, but to take it as we find it, and make the best of it.

Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

There is no sorrow under heaven which is, or ought to be, endless. To believe or to make it so, is an insult to Heaven itself.

Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

It may often be noticed, the less virtuous people are, the more they shrink away from the slightest whiff of the odour of un-sanctity. The good are ever the most charitable, the pure are the most brave.

Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

It is not the smallest use to try to make people good, unless you try at the same time and they feel that you are trying to make them happy. And you rarely can make another happy, unless you are happy yourself.

Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

The world! It is a word capable of as diverse interpretations or misinterpretations as the thing itself a thing by various people supposed to belong to heaven, man, or the devil, or alternatively to all three.

Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

We never know through what Divine mysteries of compensation the great Father of the universe may be carrying out His sublime plan; but those three words, "God is love " ought to contain, to every doubting soul, the solution of all things.

Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

When faith and hope fail, as they do sometimes, we must try charity, which is love in action. We must speculate no more on our duty, but simply do it. When we have done it, however blindly, perhaps Heaven will show us why.

Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

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