Clara Lucas Balfour

Clara Lucas
Balfour
1808
1878

English Temperance Campaigner, Lecturer, Teacher and Author

Author Quotes

Genius is rarely found without some mixture of eccentricity, as the strength of spirit is proved by the bubbles on its surface.

Fearless gentleness is the most beautiful of feminine attractions born of modesty and love.

Contagious enthusiasm.

A beautiful envelope for mortality, presenting a glittering and polished exterior, the appearance of which gives no certain indication of the real value of what is contained therein.

Mankind's struggle upwards, in which millions are trampled to death, that thousands may mount on their bodies.

What a desolate place would be a world without a flower! It would be a face without a smile, a feast without a welcome. Are not flowers the stars of the earth, and are not our stars the flowers of heaven?

The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity.

Author Picture
First Name
Clara Lucas
Last Name
Balfour
Birth Date
1808
Death Date
1878
Bio

English Temperance Campaigner, Lecturer, Teacher and Author