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Alice Duer Miller (1874-1942) American poet, author

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Is it the music of the spheres they hear? - Alice Duer Miller

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy like art. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. - Alice Duer Miller

A child too, can never grasp the fact that the same mother who cooks so well, is so concerned about his cough, and helps so kindly with his homework, in some circumstance has no more feeling than a wall of his hidden inner world. - Alice Duer Miller

When a woman like that whom I've seen so much, All of a sudden drops out of touch; Is always busy and never can, Spare you a moment, it means a man. - Alice Duer Miller

If it's very painful for you to criticize your friends - you're safe in doing it. But if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that's the time to hold your tongue. - Alice Duer Miller

Love will not always linger longest With those who hold it in too clenched a fist. - Alice Duer Miller

Out of the dark, and dearth Of happiness on earth, Out of a world inured to death and pain; On a fair spring morn To me a son was born, And hope was born-the future lived again. - Alice Duer Miller

People love to talk but hate to listen. You can listen like a blank wall or like a splendid auditorium where every sound comes back fuller and richer. - Alice Duer Miller

They make other nations seem pale and flighty, But they do think England is God almighty, And you must remind them now and then; That other countries breed other men. - Alice Duer Miller