32 Margaret Mitchell Quotes And Sayings For Inspiration

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Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell (November 8, 1900 – August 16, 1949) was an American novelist and journalist. Mitchell wrote only one novel, Gone with the Wind, for which she won the National Book Award for Most Distinguished Novel of 1936. Explore our collection of Margaret Mitchell Quotes to seek out inspiration from her work.

Hardships make or break people.

– Margaret Mitchell

Margaret Mitchell Quotes

1. “With enough courage, you can do without a reputation.” – Margaret Mitchell

2. “Every problem has two handles. You can grab it by the handle of fear or the handle of hope.” – Margaret Mitchell

3. “Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect.” – Margaret Mitchell

4. “Land is the only thing in the world that amounts to anything.” – Margaret Mitchell

5. “And apologies, once postponed, become harder and harder to make, and finally impossible.” – Margaret Mitchell

6. “Now you are beginning to think for yourself instead of letting others think for you. That’s the beginning of wisdom.” – Margaret Mitchell

7. “That is the one unforgivable sin in any society. Be different and be damned!” – Margaret Mitchell

8. “Until you’ve lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is.” – Margaret Mitchell

9. “Longing hearts could only stand so much longing.” – Margaret Mitchell

10. “That is the one unforgivable sin in any society. Be different and be damned!” – Margaret Mitchell

11. “My pet, the world can forgive practically anything except people who mind their own business” – Margaret Mitchell

12. “Death, taxes and childbirth! There’s never any convenient time for any of them.” – Margaret Mitchell

13. “Some mistakes are too much fun to make only once.” – Margaret Mitchell

14. “It was better to know the worst than to wonder.” – Margaret Mitchell

15. “I want peace. I want to see if somewhere there isn’t something left in life of charm and grace.” – Margaret Mitchell

16. “Burdens are for shoulders strong enough to carry them.” – Margaret Mitchell

17. “The Old Guard dies but it never surrenders.” – Margaret Mitchell

18. “Most of the miseries of the world were caused by wars. And when the wars were over, no one ever knew what they were about.” – Margaret Mitchell

19. “Brilliance is one part talent, two parts wisdom and three parts passion.” – Margaret Mitchell

20. “Hardships make or break people.” – Margaret Mitchell

21. “After all, tomorrow is another day.” – Margaret Mitchell

22. “There ain’t nothing from the outside can lick any of us.” – Margaret Mitchell

23. “The land is the only thing in the world worth working for, worth fighting for, worth dying for, because it’s the only thing that lasts.” – Margaret Mitchell

24. “The people who have brains and courage come through and the ones who haven’t are winnowed out.” – Margaret Mitchell

25. “When something bad happens and you can do nothing about it, what’s the point of crying?” – Margaret Mitchell

26. “The way to get a man interested and to hold his interest was to talk about himself, and then gradually lead the conversation around yourself—and keep it there.” – Margaret Mitchell

27. “What most people don’t seem to realize is that there is just as much money to be made out of the wreckage of a civilization as from the upbuilding of one.” – Margaret Mitchell

28. “In a weak moment, I have written a book.” – Margaret Mitchell

29. “I love babies and kids as long as they have not grown up and began to think as adults, lie and cheat” – Margaret Mitchell

30. “If! If! If! There were so many ifs in life, never any sense of security, always the dread of losing everything…” – Margaret Mitchell

31. “Fighting is like champagne. It goes to the heads of cowards as quickly as of heroes. Any fool can be brave on a battlefield when it’s be brave or else be killed.” – Margaret Mitchell

32. “To survive a family must present an unbroken front to the world.” – Margaret Mitchell

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