There is no slave, after all, like a wife...Poor women, poor slaves All married women, all children and girls who live in their father's house are slaves.
We are scattered, stunned; the remnant of heart left alive is filled with brotherly hate... Whose fault? Everybody blamed somebody else. Only the dead heroes left stiff and stark on the battlefield escape.
I do not allow myself vain regrets or foreboding.
Darkest of all Decembers ever has my life known, Sitting here by the embers, stunned, helpless, alone.
To think there are men who dare so defile a church, a sacred sanctuary dedicated to God. We have to hold up our skirts and walk tiptoe, so covered is the floor, the aisle and pews, with the dark shower of tobacco juice.
We are divorced, North from South, because we have hated each other so. If we could only separate politely, and not have a horrid fight for divorce.
A freshet in the autumn does not compensate for a drought in the spring.
Threatened men live long.
Of all our sorrows, memory is the worst.
Peace, comfort, quiet, happiness, I have found away from home. Only your own family, those nearest and dearest, can hurt you.
Is the sea drying up? It is going up into mist and coming down on us in this water spout, the rain. It raineth every day, and the weather represents our tearful despair on a large scale.
Richmond has fallen - and I have no heart to write about it... They are too many for us. Everythign lost in Richmond, even our archives. Blue-black is our horizon.
Oh, if I could put some of my reckless spirit into these discreet cautious lazy men!
The weight that hangs upon our eyelids - is of lead.
I am always on the women's side.
I do not write often now - not for want of something to say, but from a loathing of all I see and hear. Why dwell upon it?
She died praying that she might die.
Forgiveness is indifference. Forgiveness is impossible while love lasts.
I will laugh at the laughable while I breathe
Brutal men with unlimited power are the same all over the world
Women--wives and mothers--are the same everywhere.
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