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A collection of sayings and quotes by Alice Duer Miller on woman, passion, hate, grateful, Chivalry, feminism, emotional, men, art, sacrifice, feelings, and silence.

18 Meaningful Alice Duer Miller Quotes

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Famous As: Poet, Author, Screenwriter, Writer

Born On: July 28, 1874

Died On: August 22, 1942

Born In: New York City

Died At Age: 68

Alice Duer Miller was an American writer whose writings, poems, views, and thoughts played a pivotal role in influencing political opinion. One of her verses, ‘The White Cliffs,’ influenced the U.S to enter the World War II and her feminist verses largely influenced the suffrage issue. She also wrote a number of screenplays and novels, and  gained recognition as a campaigner for women’s suffrage. She contributed a number of satirical poems in the ‘New York Tribune.’ In 1916, she published her first novel titled, ‘Come Out of the Kitchen.’ We have compiled enlightening sayings and quotes by Alice Duer Miller, which have been excerpted from her plays, writings, thoughts, works, books, novels, poems, and life. Take a look at the thoughts and quotations by Alice Duer Miller.
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Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give values to survival.

Alice Duer Miller

Listening is not merely not talking, though even that is beyond most of our powers; it means taking a vigorous, human interest in what is being told us.

Alice Duer Miller

People who deal in truth themselves recognize it when they hear it, just as people who deal in diamonds recognize a real stone when they see it.

Alice Duer Miller

Genuine forgiveness does not deny anger, but faces it head on

Alice Duer Miller

It's hard upon occasions to be forceful and sublime When you're treated as incompetents three-quarters of the time.

Alice Duer Miller

People love to talk but hate to listen. Listening is not merely not talking, though even that is beyond most of our powers; it means taking a vigorous, human interest in what is being told us. You can listen like a blank wall or like a splendid auditorium where every sound comes back fuller and richer.

Alice Duer Miller

There, little girl, don't read, You're fond of your books, I know, But Brother might mope If he had no hope Of getting ahead of you. It's dull for a boy who cannot lead. There, little girl, don't read.

Alice Duer Miller

Don't Dare take your college as a matter of course- because like freedom and democracy, many people you'll never know anything about have broken their hearts to get it for you.

Alice Duer Miller

Conversation is a partnership, not a relation of master and slave, as most people try to make it.

Alice Duer Miller

Love will not always linger longest with those who hold it in too clenched a fist.

Alice Duer Miller

No one really believes in equality who's on top.

Alice Duer Miller

Rare indeed is the nature that does not become a little more intense when its own affairs come under discussion.

Alice Duer Miller

It's been my experience, Charlotte, that the crisis never comes as or when you expect.

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

And now too late, we see these things are one: The art is sacrifice and self-control And who loves beauty must be stern of soul.

Alice Duer Miller

It is always difficult for a woman to be grateful for a form of chivalry that seems to be based on the premise that she is a moron.

Alice Duer Miller

No one has ever explained why it is that parents and guardians consider dull people such safe matrimonial investments for their young charges. Even granting the unsound assumption that dull people are more apt to be content with their own matrimonial fetters, they are certainly more apt to be the cause of discontent in others.

Alice Duer Miller