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A collection of thoughts and quotes by Anna Sewell on beauty, black, horse, color, queen, hunt, summary, women, books, power, guilt, love, religion and oppression.

30 Notable Quotes By Anna Sewell For The Wordsmith In You

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Famous As: Writer, Novelist, Children's writer

Born On: March 30, 1820

Died On: April 25, 1878

Born In: Great Yarmouth

Died At Age: 58

Anna Sewell was a celebrated English novelist renowned for her best-selling novel ‘Black Beauty’. ‘Black Beauty’ is also considered as one of the best children’s novels ever written. Born in a devoutly Quaker family, her mother was a popular children’s book writer. Due to the lack of money for schooling, she was largely educated at home by her mother. Her book ‘Black Beauty’ is considered as a children’s classic, but the book was primarily written for those who worked with the horses. We have compiled some famous quotations, words and thoughts by the renowned novelist which have been excerpted from her writings, novels, manuscripts, literature essays, books and other works. Read through the quotes and sayings by Anna Sewell those are sure to motivate you.
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It is good people who make good places.

Anna Sewell

If they strain me up tight, why, let 'em look out! I can't bear it, and I won't.

Anna Sewell

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.

Anna Sewell

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.

Anna Sewell

My troubles are all over, and I am at home; and often before I am quite awake, I fancy I am still in the orchard at Birtwick, standing with my friends under the apple trees.

Anna Sewell

My doctrine is this, that if we see cruelty or wrong that we have the power to stop, and do nothing, we make ourselves sharers in the guilt.

Anna Sewell

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.

Anna Sewell

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.

Anna Sewell

Now I say that with cruelty and oppression it is everybody's business to interfere when they see it." -

Anna Sewell

My troubles are over, and I am finally home.

Anna Sewell

Oh! if people knew what a comfort to a horse a light hand is...

Anna Sewell

I hope you will grow up gentle and good, and never learn bad ways; do your work with a good will, lift your feet up well when you trot, and never bite or kick even in play.

Anna Sewell

What right had they to make me suffer like that?

Anna Sewell

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

Anna Sewell

If we could act a little more according to common sense, and a good deal less according to fashion, we should find many things work easier;

Anna Sewell

Now look, for instance, at the way they serve dogs, cutting off their tails to make them look plucky, and shearing up their pretty little ears to a point to make them look sharp

Anna Sewell

Good Luck is rather particular who she rides with, and mostly prefers those who have got common sense and a good heart; at least that is my experience.

Anna Sewell

Men were both brutes and blockheads.

Anna Sewell

But he had given animals knowledge which did not depend on reason, and which was much more prompt and perfect in its way, and by which they had often saved the lives of men.

Anna Sewell

Steadier, pleasanter, honester, smarter young fellow I never had in this stable. I can trust his word and I can trust his work;

Anna Sewell

My troubles are all over, and I am at home; and often before I am quite awake, I fancy I am still in the orchard at Birtwick, standing with my old friends under the apple-trees.

Anna Sewell

We are only horses, and don't know.

Anna Sewell

The only wonder was that he should be in an under situation and not in the place of a head coachman like York;

Anna Sewell

I am never afraid of what I know

Anna Sewell

And that when he was past work he should be shot and buried.

Anna Sewell

Was young I lived upon my mother's milk, as I could not eat grass. In the daytime I ran by her side, and at night I lay down close by her. When it was hot we used to stand by the pond in the shade of the trees,

Anna Sewell

Hark ye,'said the father, 'a bad-tempered man will never make a good-tempered horse. You've not learned your trade yet, Samson.

Anna Sewell

Head, pricked his ears, and said, "There are the hounds!" and

Anna Sewell

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

Anna Sewell

This horse has got a good master, and he deserves it.

Anna Sewell