Motivational Frances Hodgson Burnett Quotes For Success In Life

Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett was a British-American novelist and playwright. She is best known for the three children’s novels Little Lord Fauntleroy, A Little Princess, and The Secret Garden. Frances Eliza Hodgson was born in Cheetham, Manchester, England. These Frances Hodgson Burnett Quotes will motivate you.

Best Frances Hodgson Burnett Quotes

  1. “If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett
  2. “Nothing in the world is so strong as a kind heart.” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett
  3. “Hang in there. It is astonishing how short a time it can take for very wonderful things to happen.” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett
  4. “How it is that animals understand things I do not know, but it is certain that they do understand. Perhaps there is a language which is not made of words and everything in the world understands it. Perhaps there is a soul hidden in everything and it can always speak, without even making a sound, to another soul.” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett
  5. “As long as you have a garden you have a future and as long as you have a future you are alive.” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett
  6. “At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done, then they begin to hope it can be done, then they see it can be done–then it is done and all the world wonders why it was not done centuries ago.” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett
  7. “Everything’s a story – You are a story -I am a story.” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett

  8. “Two worst things as can happen to a child is never to have his own way – or always to have it.” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett
  9. “Everything is made out of Magic, leaves and trees, flowers and birds, badgers and foxes and squirrels and people. So it must be all around us. In this garden-in all the places.” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett
  10. “When a man looks at the stars, he grows calm and forgets small things. They answer his questions and show him that his earth is only one of the million worlds. Hold your soul still and look upward often, and you will understand their speech. Never forget the stars.” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett
  11. “If nature has made you for a giver, your hands are born open, and so is your heart; and though there may be times when your hands are empty, your heart is always full, and you can give things out of that–warm things, kind things, sweet things–help and comfort and laughter–and sometimes gay, kind laughter is the best help of all.” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett
  12. “If you fill your mind with a beautiful thought, there will be no room in it for an ugly one. – King Amor” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett
  13. “And the secret garden bloomed and bloomed and every morning revealed new miracles.” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett

  14. “Perhaps there is a language which is not made of words and everything in the world understands it.” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett
  15. “Of course there must be lots of Magic in the world,” he said wisely one day, “but people don’t know what it is like or how to make it. Perhaps the beginning is just to say nice things are going to happen until you make them happen. I am going to try and experiment.” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett
  16. “Nothing in the world is quite as adorably lovely as a robin when he shows off and they are nearly always doing it.” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett
  17. “I am a princess. All girls are. Even if they live in tiny old attics. Even if they dress in rags, even if they aren’t pretty, or smart, or young. They’re still princesses.” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett
  18. “Never did she find anything so difficult as to keep herself from losing her temper when she was suddenly disturbed while absorbed in a book. People who are fond of books know the feeling of irritation which sweeps over them at such a moment. The temptation to be unreasonable and snappish is one not easy to manage.” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett
  19. “She says it has nothing to do with what you look like, or what you have. It has only to do with what you think of and what you do.” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett
  20. “Only in dreams of spring
    Shall I ever see again
    The flowering of my cherry trees.” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett
  21. “I am sure there is Magic in everything, only we have not sense enough to get hold of it and make it do things for us” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett
  22. “However many years she lived, Mary always felt that ‘she should never forget that first morning when her garden began to grow’.” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett
  23. “Is the spring coming?” he said. “What is it like?”… “It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine.” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett
  24. “Mistress Mary Quite Contrary.” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett

  25. “It made her think that it was curious how much nicer a person looked when he smiled. She had not thought of it before.” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett
  26. “To let a sad thought or a bad one get into your mind is as dangerous as letting a scarlet fever germ get into your body. If you let it stay there after it has got in, you may never get over it as long as you live.” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett Quotes
  27. “My mother always says people should be able to take care of themselves, even if they’re rich and important.” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett
  28. “She liked books more than anything else, and was, in fact, always inventing stories of beautiful things and telling them to herself.” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett
  29. “When you will not fly into a passion people know you are stronger than they are, because you are strong enough to hold in your rage, and they are not, and they say stupid things they wish they hadn’t said afterward. There’s nothing so strong as rage, except what makes you hold it in–that’s stronger. It’s a good thing not to answer your enemies.” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett
  30. “She wished she could talk as he did. His speech was so quick and easy. It sounded as if he liked her and was not the least afraid she would not like him, though he was only a common moor boy, in patched clothes and with a funny face and a rough, rusty-red head.” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett
  31. “All women are princesses, it is our right.” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett

  32. “Somehow, something always happens just before things get to the very worst. It is as if Magic did it. If I could only just remember that always. The worse thing never quite comes.” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett
  33. “Folks who make such a fuss about their rights turn them into wrongs sometimes. — (from Behind the White Brick)” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett
  34. “When Mary Lennox was sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle everybody said she was the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen. It was true too . . . she was as tyrannical and selfish a little pig as ever lived.” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett
  35. “Sometimes since I’ve been in the garden I’ve looked up through the trees at the sky and I have had a strange feeling of being happy as if something was pushing and drawing in my chest and making me breathe fast. Magic is always pushing and drawing and making things out of nothing. Everything is made out of magic, leaves and trees, flowers and birds, badgers and foxes and squirrels and people. So it must be all around us. In this garden – in all the places.” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett
  36. “Perhaps you can feel if you can’t hear,” was her fancy. “Perhaps kind thoughts reach people somehow, even through windows and doors and walls. Perhaps you feel a little warm and comforted, and don’t know why, when I am standing here in the cold and hoping you will get well and happy again.” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett
  37. “Perhaps you can feel if you can’t hear,” was her fancy. “Perhaps kind thoughts reach people somehow, even through windows and doors and walls. Perhaps you feel a little warm and comforted, and don’t know why, when I am standing here in the cold and hoping you will get well and happy again.” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett
  38. “Two things cannot be in one place. Where you tend a rose, my lad, a thistle cannot grow.” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett

  39. “The robin flew from his swinging spray of ivy on to the top of the wall and he opened his beak and sang a loud, lovely trill, merely to show off. Nothing in the world is quite as adorably lovely as a robin when he shows off – and they are nearly always doing it.” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett Quotes
  40. “One of the strange things about living in the world is that it is only now and then one is quite sure one is going to live forever and ever and ever.” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett
  41. “One of the strange things about living in the world is that it is only now and then one is quite sure one is going to live forever and ever and ever.” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett
  42. “The mug from the washstand was used as Becky’s teacup, and the tea was so delicious that it was not necessary to pretend that it was anything but tea.” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett
  43. “Never did she find anything so difficult as to keep herself from losing her temper when she was suddenly disturbed while absorbed in a book.” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett
  44. “Whatever comes,” she said, “cannot alter one thing. If I am a princess in rags and tatters, I can be a princess inside. It would be easy to be a princess if I were dressed in cloth of gold, but it is a great deal more of a triumph to be one all the time when no one knows it.” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett
  45. “At that moment a very good thing was happening to her. Four good things had happened to her, in fact, since she came to Misselthwaite Manor. She had felt as if she had understood a robin and that he had understood her; she had run in the wind until her blood had grown warm; she had been healthily hungry for the first time in her life, and she had found out what it was to be sorry for someone.” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett

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