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9 Quotes by Beatrix Potter

Born on July 28 1866, English writer, illustrator and conservationist Beatrix Potter is one of the most beloved children's authors of all time. She wrote and illustrated about 30 books, but is best known for her 24 children's tales, most notably, The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

Here's 9 quotes from Beatrix Potter:

 

On being good:

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"All outward forms of religion are almost useless, and are the causes of endless strife. Believe there is a great power silently working all things for good, behave yourself and never mind the rest."

 

On life:

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"We cannot stay home all our lives, we must present ourselves to the world and we must look upon it as an adventure."

 

On nature:

"What we call the highest and the lowest in nature are both equally perfect. A willow bush is as beautiful as the human form divine."

 

On imagination:

"For quiet, solitary and observant children create their own world and live in it, nourishing their imaginations on the material at hand."

 

On happiness:

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"I remember I used to half believe and wholly play with fairies when I was a child. What heaven can be more real than to retain the spirit-world of childhood, tempered and balanced by knowledge and common-sense."

 

On education:

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"Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality."

 

On fear of failure:

"Most people, after one success, are so cringingly afraid of doing less well that they rub all the edge off their subsequent work."

 

On being a good influence:

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"If I have done anything, even a little, to help small children enjoy honest, simple pleasures, I have done a bit of good."

"I hold that a strongly marked personality can influence descendants for generations."

 

(Images by Julie Ryan Evans)

 

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