"In this choice, as I look back over more than half a century, I can only follow - and trust - the same sort of instinct that one follows in the art of fiction."
"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none."Mary Augusta Ward on William Shakespeare
"For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth."Mary Augusta Ward on Bo Bennett
"The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool."Mary Augusta Ward on Stephen King
"Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks."Mary Augusta Ward on Isaac Watts
"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement."Mary Augusta Ward on Golda Meir
"English girls' schools today providing the higher education are, so far as my knowledge goes, worthily representative of that astonishing rise in the intellectual standards of women which has taken place in the last half-century."
"It became plain very soon after our marriage that ours was to be a literary partnership."
"For after my marriage I had made various attempts to write fiction. They were clearly failures."
"I wanted to show how a man of sensitive and noble character, born for religion, comes to throw off the orthodoxies of his day and moment, and to go out into the wilderness where all is experiment, and spiritual life begins again."
"The answer, of course, in the mouth of a Christian teacher is that in Christianity alone is there both present joy and future hope."