John Greenleaf Whittier - Quotes

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For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been'.

For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been'.

All the windows of my heart I open to the day.

All the windows of my heart I open to the day.

Tradition wears a snowy beard, romance is always young.

Tradition wears a snowy beard, romance is always young.

When faith is lost, when honor dies, the man is dead.

When faith is lost, when honor dies, the man is dead.

Peace hath higher tests of manhood, than battle ever knew.

Peace hath higher tests of manhood, than battle ever knew.

I'll lift you and you lift me, and we'll both ascend together. ---->>>

Give fools their gold, and knaves their power; let fortune's bubbles rise and fall; who sows a field, or trains a flower, or plants a tree, is more than all.

Give fools their gold, and knaves their power; let fortune's bubbles rise and fall; who sows a field, or trains a flower, or plants a tree, is more than all.

As a small businessperson, you have no greater leverage than the truth.

As a small businessperson, you have no greater leverage than the truth.

You don't always win your battles, but it's good to know you fought. ---->>>

Before me, even as behind, God is, and all is well.

Before me, even as behind, God is, and all is well.

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains, but the thought which it suggests; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts. ---->>>

It is no use trying to sum people up. One must follow hints, not exactly what is said, nor yet entirely what is done. ---->>>

Beauty seen is never lost, God's colors all are fast. ---->>>

From the death of the old the new proceeds, and the life of truth from the death of creeds. ---->>>

God's colors all are fast. ---->>>

One brave deed makes no hero. ---->>>

The smile of God is victory.

The smile of God is victory.

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: December 17, 1807
Birthplace:
Die: September 7, 1892
Occupation: Poet
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John Greenleaf Whittier (December 17, 1807 – September 7, 1892) was an American Quaker poet and advocate of the abolition of slavery in the United States. Frequently listed as one of the Fireside Poets, he was influenced by the Scottish poet Robert Burns. Whittier is remembered particularly for his anti-slavery writings as well as his book Snow-Bound (wikipedia)