Quotes about tea

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„Women are like tea bags. You never know how strong they are until you put them in hot water.“

—  Eleanor Roosevelt American politician, diplomat, and activist, and First Lady of the United States 1884 - 1962

Another quote often attributed to her without an original source in her writings, as in The Wit and Wisdom of Eleanor Roosevelt (1996), p. 199. But once again archivists have not been able to find the quote in any of her writings, see the comment from Ralph Keyes in The Quote Verifier above.
A very similar remark was attributed to Nancy Reagan, in The Observer (29 March 1981): "A woman is like a teabag — only in hot water do you realize how strong she is."
Variants:
A woman is like a teabag. You never know how strong she is until she gets into hot water.
A woman is like a tea bag, you can not tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
A woman is like a tea bag; you can't tell how strong she is and how much to trust her until you put her in hot water.
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„You can't get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.“

—  Clive Staples Lewis Christian apologist, novelist, and Medievalist 1898 - 1963

As quoted in Of This and Other Worlds (1982) by Walter Hooper, Preface, p. 9

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„I could more easily contain Niagara Falls in a tea cup than I can comprehend the wild, uncontainable love of God.“

—  Brennan Manning writer, American Roman Catholic priest and United States Marine 1934 - 2013

Source: The Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Burnt Out

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„A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong she is until she gets into hot water. “

—  Eleanor Roosevelt American politician, diplomat, and activist, and First Lady of the United States 1884 - 1962

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„Far from New England's blustering shore,
New England's worm her hulk shall bore,
And sink her in the Indian seas,
Twine, wine, and hides, and China teas.“

—  Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862 American poet, essayist, naturalist, and abolitionist 1817 - 1862

Monday, Though All the Fates Should Prove Unkind, st. 2
A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext03/7cncd10.txt (1849), Monday

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„All you’re supposed to do is every once in a while give the boys a little tea and sympathy.“

—  Robert Anderson American playwright, screenwriter, and theater producer 1917 - 2009

"Tea and Sympathy" (1957) act 1

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„I want to drink a cup of tea to all those Kennedys who went and all those Kennedys who stayed.“

—  John F. Kennedy 35th president of the United States of America 1917 - 1963

While visiting his ancestral homestead in Wexford, as quoted in BBC News http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/june/27/newsid_4461000/4461115.stm
1963

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