Quotes from Little Lord Fauntleroy

Frances Hodgson Burnett ·  164 pages

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“But only be good, dear, only be brave, only be kind and true always, and then you will never hurt any one, so long as you live, and you may help many, and the big world may be better because my little child was born. And that is best of all, Ceddie, — it is better than everything else, that the world should be a little better because a man has lived — even ever so little better, dearest.”
― Frances Hodgson Burnett, quote from Little Lord Fauntleroy


“What does it say?" asked my lord.
"It says, `Good-night, God keep you all the night!'--just what she used to say when we were together. Every night she used to say that to me, and every morning she said, `God bless you all the day!' So you see I am quite safe all the time----”
― Frances Hodgson Burnett, quote from Little Lord Fauntleroy


“And that is best of all, Ceddie,—it is better than everything else, that the world should be a little better because a man has lived—even ever so little better, dearest.”
― Frances Hodgson Burnett, quote from Little Lord Fauntleroy


“He knew nothing of earls and castles; he was quite ignorant of all grand and splendid things; but he was always lovable because he was simple and loving. To be so is like being born a king.”
― Frances Hodgson Burnett, quote from Little Lord Fauntleroy


“When a man is very good and knows a great deal, he is elected president.”
― Frances Hodgson Burnett, quote from Little Lord Fauntleroy



“It had never occurred to his honest, simple little mind that there were people who could forget kindnesses.”
― Frances Hodgson Burnett, quote from Little Lord Fauntleroy


“nothing, and Mr. Havisham kept her from suspecting”
― Frances Hodgson Burnett, quote from Little Lord Fauntleroy


“It was really a very simple thing, after all,—it was only that he had lived near a kind and gentle heart, and had been taught to think kind thoughts always and to care for others. It is a very little thing, perhaps, but it is the best thing of all. He knew nothing of earls and castles; he was quite ignorant of all grand and splendid things; but he was always lovable because he was simple and loving. To be so is like being born a king.”
― Frances Hodgson Burnett, quote from Little Lord Fauntleroy


“She said that perhaps it was not so easy to be very rich; that if any one had so many things always, one might sometimes forget that every one else was not so fortunate, and that one who is rich should always be careful and try to remember.”
― Frances Hodgson Burnett, quote from Little Lord Fauntleroy


“Dearest says that is the best kind of goodness; not to think about yourself, but to think about other people.”
― Frances Hodgson Burnett, quote from Little Lord Fauntleroy



“To see each of his ugly, selfish motives changed into a good and generous one by the simplicity of a child was a singular experience.”
― Frances Hodgson Burnett, quote from Little Lord Fauntleroy


About the author

Frances Hodgson Burnett
Born place: in Cheetham Hill, Manchester, England, The United Kingdom
Born date November 24, 1849
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