Frances Hodgson Burnett

A Quote by Frances Hodgson Burnett on sharing and earth

When I was at school my jography told me th' earth was shaped like a orange an' I found out before I was ten that th' whole orange doesn't belong to nobody.  No one owns more than his bit of a quarter an' there's times it seems there's not enow quarters to go around. But don't you-none o' you- think as you own th' whole orange or you'll find out you're mistaken, an' you won't find it without hard knocks.  What children learns from children, is that there's no sense grabbin' at th' whole orange-peel an' all. If you do you'll likely not get even th' pips, an' them's too bitter to eat.- Susan Sowersby

Frances Hodgson Burnett

Source: The Secret Garden

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A Quote by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Where you tend a rose, thistle cannot grow.

Frances Hodgson Burnett

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A Quote by Frances Hodgson Burnett on people, refuse to believe, refuse, believe, strange, new thing, hope, see, done, world, wonders, why, and centuries

At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done, then they begin to hope it can be done, then they see it can be done - then it is done and all the world wonders why it was not done centuries ago.

Frances Hodgson Burnett

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A Quote by Frances Hodgson Burnett on dreams

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Only in dreams of spring Shall I ever see again The flowering of my cherry trees.

Frances Hodgson Burnett

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