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Victorian Era Quotes and Famous Sayings

The Victorian era witnessed some landmark as well famous quotes and words of wisdom about various topics like Love, Christmas, Wealth, Prudence or Precaution etc. There were a set of pearls of wisdom which were given to all the daughters as well.


Famous Victorian quotes on Christmas

The true spirit of Christmas is love by Linda Willis

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all year- by Charles Dickens

Christmas isn’t a season. Its a feeling- By Edna Ferber.

Christmas began in the heart of God. It is complete only when it reaches the heart of man – Anonymous

Some of the famous quotes on Love are:

To give and not expect return, that is what lies at the heart of love; or

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead both quoted by Oscar Wilde.

Some of the popular quotes which were given to daughters were:

Least said soonest mended.

Eavesdroppers never hear good of themselves.

A secret is only a secret when you don’t tell anyone.

Protect yourself from other people’s bad manners by a conspicuous display of your own good ones.

If you can’t say something nice about someone don’t say anything at all.

Elbows off the table, hands in laps.

Don’t start until your mother is served.

Eat your greens or you will get warts. How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless child.

Don’t make mountains out of molehills.

Brush your hair one hundred times before bed.

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Famous quotes on finances

Neither a borrower or a lender be.

When poverty comes in at the door, love flies out at the window.

Spend not where you may save; spare not where you must spend.

Worth has been underrated ever since wealth was overvalued.

The worth of a thing is best known by the want of it.

Do not kill the goose that lays the golden egg.

All that glitters is not gold.

Some Victorian sayings taught lessons of precaution and prudence

The devil goes away when he finds the door shut against him.

It takes two fools to argue.

Some are refined, like gold, in the furnace of affliction.

The stone that lies not in your road need not offend you.

None are so deaf as they that will not hear.

It’s a long road without a turn.

Empty vessels make the most noise.

The devil makes work for idle hands.

Children should be seen and not heard.

Speak when you are spoken to and not before.

If a job’s worth doing it’s worth doing well.

Play your cards close to your chest.

Discretion is the better part of valor.

Victorian era quotes and sayings can thus be regarded as one of the most memorable quotes to have been quoted in history, memorable, because, even after decades have passed by yet still they haven’t lost in essence or relevance and can be observed as well as be practiced even today. You can also read some more famous Victorian era literature quotes.