Whatever an author puts between the two covers of his book is public property; whatever of himself he does not put there is his private property, as much as if he had never written a word.
Country Living and Country Thinking, Preface, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
Every person is responsible for only the good within his abilities, and for no more, and no one can tell whose sphere is the largest.Mary Abigail Dodge
The total depravity of inanimate things.Mary Abigail Dodge