Thomas Wentworth Higginson Quotes

Top 19 wise famous quotes and sayings by Thomas Wentworth Higginson

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Thomas Wentworth Higginson quotes: That genius is feeble which cannot hold its own before the masterpieces of the world. That genius is feeble which cannot hold its own before the masterpieces of the world.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson quotes: How many lessons of faith and beauty we should lose, if there were no winter in our year! How many lessons of faith and beauty we should lose, if there were no winter in our year!
Thomas Wentworth Higginson quotes: Noble discontent is the path to heaven. Noble discontent is the path to heaven.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson quotes: After all, when a thought takes one's breath away, a lesson on grammar seems an impertinence. After all, when a thought takes one's breath away, a lesson on grammar seems an impertinence.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson quotes: In an audience of rough people a generous sentiment always brings down the house. In the tumult of war both sides applaud a heroic deed. In an audience of rough people a generous sentiment always brings down the house. In the tumult of war both sides applaud a heroic deed.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson quotes: In ancient Boeotia brides were carried home in vehicles whose wheels were burned at the door, in token, that they would never again be needed. In ancient Boeotia brides were carried home in vehicles whose wheels were burned at the door, in token, that they would never again be needed.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson quotes: There is a noble and a base side to every history. There is a noble and a base side to every history.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson quotes: Character shows itself apart from genius as a special thing. The first point of measurement of any man is that of quality. Character shows itself apart from genius as a special thing. The first point of measurement of any man is that of quality.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson quotes: The most fertile soil does not necessarily produce the most abundant harvest. It is the use we make of our faculties which renders them valuable. The most fertile soil does not necessarily produce the most abundant harvest. It is the use we make of our faculties which renders them valuable.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson quotes: All ... religions show the same disparity between belief and practice, and each is safe till it tries to exclude the rest. All ... religions show the same disparity between belief and practice, and each is safe till it tries to exclude the rest.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson quotes: Genius is lonely without the surrounding presence of a people to inspire it. Genius is lonely without the surrounding presence of a people to inspire it.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson quotes: The first wild-flower of the year is like land after sea. The first wild-flower of the year is like land after sea.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson quotes: The bee himself did not evade the schoolboy more than she evaded me, and even at this day I still stand somewhat bewildered, like the boy. The bee himself did not evade the schoolboy more than she evaded me, and even at this day I still stand somewhat bewildered, like the boy.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson quotes: Travelers find virtue in a seeming minority in all other countries, and forget that they have left it in a minority at home. Travelers find virtue in a seeming minority in all other countries, and forget that they have left it in a minority at home.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson quotes: It is no discredit to Walt Whitman that he wrote Leaves of Grass, only that he did not burn it afterwards. It is no discredit to Walt Whitman that he wrote Leaves of Grass, only that he did not burn it afterwards.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson quotes: Life is as inexorable as the sea. Life is as inexorable as the sea.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson quotes: What instruction the baby brings to the mother! What instruction the baby brings to the mother!