"My mother listened to all the news from the camp during the strike. She said little, especially when my father or the men who worked for him were about I remember her instinctive and unhesitating sympathy for the miners."
"That though the radiance which was once so bright be now forever taken from my sight. Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower. We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind."Agnes Smedley on William Wordsworth
"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength."Agnes Smedley on Corrie Ten Boom
"What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like."Agnes Smedley on Saint Augustine
"When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight."Agnes Smedley on Khalil Gibran
"When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions."Agnes Smedley on William Shakespeare
"Like all my family and class, I considered it a sign of weakness to show affection to have been caught kissing my mother would have been a disgrace, and to have shown affection for my father would have been a disaster."
"Much that we read of Russia is imagination and desire only."
"And the woman who could win the respect of man was often the woman who could knock him down with her bare fists and sit on him until he yelled for help."
"Now, being a girl, I was ashamed of my body and my lack of strength. So I tried to be a man. I shot, rode, jumped, and took part in all the fights of the boys."