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John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: Who fathoms the Eternal Thought? Who talks of scheme and plan? The Lord is God! He needeth not The poor device of man. Who fathoms the Eternal Thought? Who talks of scheme and plan? The Lord is God! He needeth not The poor device of man.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: Once more the liberal year laughs out O'er richer stores than gems or gold: Once more with harvest song and shout Is nature's boldest triumph told. Once more the liberal year laughs out O'er richer stores than gems or gold: Once more with harvest song and shout Is nature's boldest triumph told.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: Thee lift me, and I lift thee, and together we ascend. Thee lift me, and I lift thee, and together we ascend.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: As a small businessperson, you have no greater leverage than the truth. As a small businessperson, you have no greater leverage than the truth.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: Before me, even as behind, God is, and all is well. Before me, even as behind, God is, and all is well.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: Truth is one;And, in all lands beneath the sun,Whoso hath eyes to see may seeThe tokens of its unity. Truth is one;
And, in all lands beneath the sun,
Whoso hath eyes to see may see
The tokens of its unity.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, 'It might have been. Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, 'It might have been.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: Heap high the farmer's wintry hoard! Heap high the golden corn! No richer gift has Autumn poured From out her lavish horn! Heap high the farmer's wintry hoard! Heap high the golden corn! No richer gift has Autumn poured From out her lavish horn!
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: Beauty seen is never lost, God's colors all are fast. Beauty seen is never lost, God's colors all are fast.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: Nature speaks in symbols and in signs. Nature speaks in symbols and in signs.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: The Present, the Present is all thou hastFor thy sure possessing;Like the patriarch's angel hold it fastTill it gives its blessing. The Present, the Present is all thou hast
For thy sure possessing;
Like the patriarch's angel hold it fast
Till it gives its blessing.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: If woman lost us Eden, such As she alone restore it. If woman lost us Eden, such As she alone restore it.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: What does the good ship bear so well? The cocoa-nut with its stony shell, And the milky sap of its inner cell. What does the good ship bear so well? The cocoa-nut with its stony shell, And the milky sap of its inner cell.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: I dimly guess, from blessings known, of greater out of sight. I dimly guess, from blessings known, of greater out of sight.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: They who wander widest lift No more of beauties' jealous veils, Than they who from their doorways see The miracle of flowers and trees. They who wander widest lift No more of beauties' jealous veils, Than they who from their doorways see The miracle of flowers and trees.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: The joy that you give to others is the joy that comes back to you The joy that you give to others is the joy that comes back to you
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: The dreariest spot in all the land to Death they set apart; with scanty grace from Nature's hand, and none from that of Art. The dreariest spot in all the land to Death they set apart; with scanty grace from Nature's hand, and none from that of Art.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: And still we love the evil causeAnd of the just effect complain;We tread upon life's broken lawsAnd murmur at our self-inflicted pain. And still we love the evil cause
And of the just effect complain;
We tread upon life's broken laws
And murmur at our self-inflicted pain.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: Rest if you must, but never quit. Rest if you must, but never quit.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: And close at hand, the basket stood With nuts from brown October's wood. And close at hand, the basket stood With nuts from brown October's wood. And close at hand, the basket stood With nuts from brown October's wood. And close at hand, the basket stood With nuts from brown October's wood.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: No longer forward or behindI look in hope or fear,But grateful, take the good I find,The best of now and here. No longer forward or behind
I look in hope or fear,
But grateful, take the good I find,
The best of now and here.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: God blesses still the generous thought,And still the fitting word He speeds,And Truth, at His requiring taught,He quickens into deeds. God blesses still the generous thought,And still the fitting word He speeds,And Truth, at His requiring taught,He quickens into deeds.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: I hear the tread of pioneersOf nations yet to be,The first low wash of waves where soonShall roll a human sea. I hear the tread of pioneers
Of nations yet to be,
The first low wash of waves where soon
Shall roll a human sea.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: God is good and God is light In this faith I rest secure, Evil can but serve the right, Over all shall love endure. God is good and God is light In this faith I rest secure, Evil can but serve the right, Over all shall love endure.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: And light is mingled with the gloom, And joy with grief; Divinest compensations come, Through thorns of judgment mercies bloom In sweet relief. And light is mingled with the gloom, And joy with grief; Divinest compensations come, Through thorns of judgment mercies bloom In sweet relief.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: Around the mighty master cameThe marvels which his pencil wrought,Those miracles of power whose fameIs wide as human thought. Around the mighty master came
The marvels which his pencil wrought,
Those miracles of power whose fame
Is wide as human thought.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: O Time and change! - with hair as gray as was my sire's that winter day, how strange it seems, with so much gone of life and love, to still O Time and change! - with hair as gray as was my sire's that winter day, how strange it seems, with so much gone of life and love, to still live on!
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: From the death of the old the new proceeds, and the life of truth from the death of creeds. From the death of the old the new proceeds, and the life of truth from the death of creeds.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: God gives quietness at last. God gives quietness at last.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: Here Greek and Roman find themselves alive along these crowded shelves; and Shakespeare treads again his stage, and Chaucer paints anew his age. Here Greek and Roman find themselves alive along these crowded shelves; and Shakespeare treads again his stage, and Chaucer paints anew his age.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: But let the good old corn adornThe hills our fathers trod;Still let us, for his golden corn,Send up our thanks to God! But let the good old corn adorn
The hills our fathers trod;
Still let us, for his golden corn,
Send up our thanks to God!
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: What airs outblown from ferny dells And clover-bloom and sweet brier smells. What airs outblown from ferny dells And clover-bloom and sweet brier smells.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: Few have borne unconsciously the spell of loveliness. Few have borne unconsciously the spell of loveliness.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: The windows of my soul I throwWide open to the sun. The windows of my soul I throw
Wide open to the sun.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: The saddest thing of word or pen, To know the things that might have been. The saddest thing of word or pen, To know the things that might have been.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: We shape ourselves the joy or fearOf which the coming life is made,And fill our Future's atmosphereWith sunshine or with shade. We shape ourselves the joy or fear
Of which the coming life is made,
And fill our Future's atmosphere
With sunshine or with shade.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: Swan flocks of lilies shoreward lying, In sweetness, not in music, dying. Swan flocks of lilies shoreward lying, In sweetness, not in music, dying.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: What moistens the lip and what brightens the eye? What calls back the past like the rich pumpkin pie? What moistens the lip and what brightens the eye? What calls back the past like the rich pumpkin pie?
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: Simple duty hath no place for fear. Simple duty hath no place for fear.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: For still the new transcends the old In signs and tokens manifold; Slaves rise up men; the olive waves, With roots deep set in battle graves! For still the new transcends the old In signs and tokens manifold; Slaves rise up men; the olive waves, With roots deep set in battle graves!
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: There's life alone in duty done, And rest alone in striving. There's life alone in duty done, And rest alone in striving.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: What miracle of weird transforming Is this wild work of frost and light, This glimpse of glory infinite? What miracle of weird transforming Is this wild work of frost and light, This glimpse of glory infinite?
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: Oh, for boyhood's painless play, sleep that wakes in laughing day, health that mocks the doctor's rules, knowledge never learned of schools. Oh, for boyhood's painless play, sleep that wakes in laughing day, health that mocks the doctor's rules, knowledge never learned of schools.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: Thanks to Allah, who gives the palm! Thanks to Allah, who gives the palm!
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: Along the river's summer walk,The withered tufts of asters nod;And trembles on its arid stalkthe hoar plum of the golden-rod. Along the river's summer walk,
The withered tufts of asters nod;
And trembles on its arid stalk
the hoar plum of the golden-rod.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: One brave deed makes no hero. One brave deed makes no hero.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: And peace unweaponed conquers every wrong! And peace unweaponed conquers every wrong!
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: We faintly hear, we dimly see, In differing phrase we pray; But dim or clear, we own in Him The life, the truth, the way. We faintly hear, we dimly see, In differing phrase we pray; But dim or clear, we own in Him The life, the truth, the way.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: Peace hath higher tests of manhood than battle ever knew. Peace hath higher tests of manhood than battle ever knew.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: When faith is lost, when honor dies, the man is dead. When faith is lost, when honor dies, the man is dead.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: All the windows of my heart I open to the day. All the windows of my heart I open to the day.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: And sweet and far as from a star, replied a voice which shall not cease, till drowning all the noise of war, it sings the blessed song of peace And sweet and far as from a star, replied a voice which shall not cease, till drowning all the noise of war, it sings the blessed song of peace
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: The Fates are just: they give us but our own; Nemesis ripens what our hands have sown. The Fates are just: they give us but our own; Nemesis ripens what our hands have sown.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: With silence only as their benediction, God's angels come Where in the shadow of a great affliction, The soul sits dumb! With silence only as their benediction, God's angels come Where in the shadow of a great affliction, The soul sits dumb!
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: The still, sad music of humanity. The still, sad music of humanity.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: The hope of all earnest souls must be realized. The hope of all earnest souls must be realized.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: A charmed life old goodness hath; the tares may perish, but the grain is not for death. A charmed life old goodness hath; the tares may perish, but the grain is not for death.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: In kindly showers and sunshine bud The branches of the dull gray wood; Out from its sunned and sheltered nooks The blue eye of the violet looks. In kindly showers and sunshine bud The branches of the dull gray wood; Out from its sunned and sheltered nooks The blue eye of the violet looks.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: The smile of God is victory. The smile of God is victory.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: The child must teach the man. The child must teach the man.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: Who never wins can rarely lose, Who never climbs as rarely falls Who never wins can rarely lose, Who never climbs as rarely falls
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: If thou of fortune be bereft, and in thy store there be but left two loaves, sell one, and with the dole, buy hyacinths to feed thy soul. If thou of fortune be bereft, and in thy store there be but left two loaves, sell one, and with the dole, buy hyacinths to feed thy soul.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: There is religion in everything around us, - a calm and holy religion in the unbreathing things of Nature, which man would do well to imitate. There is religion in everything around us, - a calm and holy religion in the unbreathing things of Nature, which man would do well to imitate.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: His daily prayer, far better understood in acts than in words, was simply doing good. His daily prayer, far better understood in acts than in words, was simply doing good.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: God's providence is not blind, but full of eyes. God's providence is not blind, but full of eyes.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: Yet, in the maddening maze of things, And tossed by storm and flood, To one fixed trust my spirit clings; I know that God is good! Yet, in the maddening maze of things, And tossed by storm and flood, To one fixed trust my spirit clings; I know that God is good!
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: Press bravely onward! - not in vainYour generous trust in human kind;The good which bloodshed could not gainYour peaceful zeal shall find. Press bravely onward! - not in vainYour generous trust in human kind;The good which bloodshed could not gainYour peaceful zeal shall find.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: Small leisure have the poor for grief. Small leisure have the poor for grief.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: Give lettered pomp to teeth of Time, So "Bonnie Doon" but tarry; Blot out the epic's stately rhyme, But spare his "Highland Mary!" Give lettered pomp to teeth of Time, So "Bonnie Doon" but tarry; Blot out the epic's stately rhyme, But spare his "Highland Mary!"
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: The green earth sends her incense up. From many a mountain shrine; From folded leaf and dewey cup She pours her sacred wine. The green earth sends her incense up. From many a mountain shrine; From folded leaf and dewey cup She pours her sacred wine.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: Nothing before, nothing behind; The steps of faith Fall on the seeming void, and find The Rock beneath. Nothing before, nothing behind; The steps of faith Fall on the seeming void, and find The Rock beneath.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: God fills the gaps of human need, Each crisis brings its word and deed. God fills the gaps of human need, Each crisis brings its word and deed.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: Man is more than constitutions. Man is more than constitutions.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: Romance is always young. Romance is always young.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: Reason's voice and God's, Nature's and Duty's, never are at odds. Reason's voice and God's, Nature's and Duty's, never are at odds.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: This is truth the poet sings ... This is truth the poet sings ...
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: For still in mutual sufferance liesThe secret of true living;Love scarce is love that never knowsThe sweetness of forgiving. For still in mutual sufferance lies
The secret of true living;
Love scarce is love that never knows
The sweetness of forgiving.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: Up from the meadows rich with corn, Clear in the cool September morn Up from the meadows rich with corn, Clear in the cool September morn
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: The tints of autumn ... a mighty flower garden blossoming under the spell of the enchanter, frost. The tints of autumn ... a mighty flower garden blossoming under the spell of the enchanter, frost.
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: And let these altars, wreathed with flowers And piled with fruits, awake again Thanksgivings for the golden hours, The early and the latter rain! And let these altars, wreathed with flowers And piled with fruits, awake again Thanksgivings for the golden hours, The early and the latter rain!
John Greenleaf Whittier quotes: We meet today To thank Thee for the era done, And Thee for the opening one. We meet today To thank Thee for the era done, And Thee for the opening one.