Anne Bradstreet (1612-1672) English puritan poet

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Youth is the time of getting, middle age of improving, and old age of spending. - Anne Bradstreet


Authority without wisdom is like a heavy axe without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish. - Anne Bradstreet


If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. - Anne Bradstreet


If what I do proves well, it won't advance. They'll say it's stolen, or else it was by chance. - Anne Bradstreet


Iron till it be thoroughly heated is incapable to be wrought; so God sees good to cast some men into the furnace of affliction, and then beats them on his anvil into what frame he pleases. - Anne Bradstreet


A prosperous state makes a secure Christian, but adversity makes him Consider. - Anne Bradstreet


There is no object that we see; no action that we do; no good that we enjoy; no evil that we feel, or fear, but we may make some spiritual advantage of all: And he that makes such improvement is wise, as well as pious. - Anne Bradstreet