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10 Beautiful Anna Sewell Quotes

By April 25, 2016Authors

Anna Sewell is one of those authors that we all remember from our childhood; her famous novel Black Beauty was a staple for most girls and many boys in their early reading years, and the story of his life and his equine friends is one that has stayed with us as we’ve grown up  and we have selected 10 beautiful Anna Sewell Quotes to bring back memories of when you first met Black Beauty.

Born on March 30th 1820 Anna grew up in a devoutly Quaker home, she was home schooled by her author mother until the age of twelve when she began to go out to school unfortunately two years later she severely injured both of her ankles whilst walking home and despite her father’s best efforts she would never again be able to walk or stand for any length of time without a crutch and would often use a carriage to get around and this contributed to her love of horses. She died on April 25th 1878 from Tuberculosis and is buried in the Quaker burial-ground at Lammas near Buxton, Norfolk.

“We call them dumb animals, and so they are, for they cannot tell us how they feel, but they do not suffer less because they have no words.”

“It is good people who make good places.”

“My troubles are all over, and I am at home;”

“Do you know why this world is as bad as it is?… It is because people think only about their own business, and won’t trouble themselves to stand up for the oppressed, nor bring the wrong-doers to light.”

“If a thing is right it can be done, and if it is wrong it can be done without; and a good man will find a way.”

“If you in the morning
Throw minutes away,
You can’t pick them up
In the course of a day.
You may hurry and scurry,
And flurry and worry,
You’ve lost them forever,
Forever and aye.”

“There is no religion without love, and people may talk as much as they like about their religion, but if it does not teach them to be good and kind to man and beast it is all a sham..”

“We shall all have to be judged according to our works, whether they be towards man or towards beast.”

“Do your best wherever it is, and keep up your good name.”

“I am never afraid of what I know.”

Black Beauty is Anna’s only work and was often dictated to her mother when she was too weak to write. Although it is seen as being children’s fiction Anna claimed that she wrote the book for horse lovers and not with children in mind.

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