MAUD LINDSAY QUOTES

American author & educator (1874-1941)

Greatness is not always largeness.

MAUD LINDSAY, "The Giant Energy & the Fairy Skill", Mother Stories

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Oh! like a wreath, let Christmas mirth
To-day encircle all the earth,
And bind the nations with the love
That Jesus brought from heaven above.

MAUD LINDSAY, "The Story of Gretchen", Mother Stories

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There's love, sweet love, for one and all--
For love is best for great and small.

MAUD LINDSAY, "Inside the Garden Gate", Mother Stories

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All the world is happy when Santa Claus comes.

MAUD LINDSAY, "Santa Claus, a Wonder Story for Little Children"

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Wisdom comes with all we see,
God writes His lessons in each flower,
And ev'ry singing bird or bee
Can teach us something of His power.

MAUD LINDSAY, "Inside the Garden Gate", Mother Stories

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We each have a story to tell, I know; so let each one take his turn.

MAUD LINDSAY, "Fleet Wing and Sweet Voice", Mother Stories

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The humblest workman has his place,
Which no one else can fill.

MAUD LINDSAY, "The Little Gray Pony", Mother Stories

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Wherever I fly from my own dear nest,
I always come back, for home is the best.

MAUD LINDSAY, "Fleet Wing and Sweet Voice", Mother Stories

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'Tis the mind must guide the hand.

MAUD LINDSAY, "The Giant Energy & the Fairy Skill", Mother Stories

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Love is a bridge that links us heart to heart
Mother and child can never live apart.

MAUD LINDSAY, "The Little Traveler", Mother Stories

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Nobody follows me where I go,
Over the mountains or valleys below;
Nobody sees where the wild winds blow,
Only the Father in Heaven can know.

MAUD LINDSAY, "The Minstrel's Song", Mother Stories

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These three little kittens opened their eyes when they grew old enough, and thought there was nothing so nice in all this wonderful world as their own dear mother, although she told them of a great many nice things, like milk and bread, which they should have when they could go up to the big house where she had her breakfast, dinner, and supper.

MAUD LINDSAY, "Mrs. Tabby Gray", Mother Stories

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The whirling wheels, that help us on our way,
A lesson to the children, too, will say:
"Go on! there's work awaiting you to-day;
The whole world moves apace, you must not stay.

MAUD LINDSAY, "The Journey", Mother Stories

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Strength and skill are happy comrades.

MAUD LINDSAY, "The Giant Energy & the Fairy Skill", Mother Stories

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One day the wind blew through the town, and oh, how merry it was! It whistled down the chimneys, and scampered round the corners, and sang in the tree tops. "Come and dance, come and dance, come and dance with me," that is what it seemed to say.

MAUD LINDSAY, "The Wind's Fun", A Story Garden for Little Children

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Keep thou an open door between thy child's life and thine own.

MAUD LINDSAY, "The Closing Door", Mother Stories

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Let the child feel Christ is near him;
By your faith will grow his own;
Death nor danger will affright him
If he never feels alone.

MAUD LINDSAY, "The King's Birthday", Mother Stories

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We're glad we made our nest of hay.
We're glad we finished it today.
We're glad we built in the maple tree.
Oh! we are so happy, chee, chee, cheeree.

MAUD LINDSAY, "The Brown Birds", A Story Garden for Little Children

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Children delight in folk-tale and fairy lore, but the very little child loves best the story which mirrors the familiar. And it is for him, and for the mother who is striving in this age of profusion to guard the innate simplicity of her child's nature, that I have written my little stories.

MAUD LINDSAY, preface, A Story Garden for Little Children

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Merrily, merrily, listen to me,
Flitting and flying from tree to tree.
Nothing fear I, by land or sea,
For God in Heaven is watching me.

MAUD LINDSAY, "The Minstrel's Song", Mother Stories

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