Edwin Markham

1852 - 1940

A Quote by Charles Edwin Markham on preparation

For all your days prepare And meet them ever alike; When you are the anvil, bear - When you are the hammer, strike.

Edwin Markham (1852 - 1940)

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A Quote by Charles Edwin Markham on blindness, cities, world, and worth

We are all blind until we see That in the human plan Nothing is worth the making If it does not make the man. Why build these cities glorious If man unbuilded goes? We build the world in vain Unless the builders also grow.

Edwin Markham (1852 - 1940)

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A Quote by Charles Edwin Markham on belief, dreams, life, and youth

Ah, great it is to believe the dream As we stand in youth by the starry stream; But a greater thing is to fight life's battles through, And say at the end, "The dream is true!"

Edwin Markham (1852 - 1940)

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A Quote by Charles Edwin Markham on commitment, life, and memory

We have committed the Golden Rule to memory. Let us now commit it to life.

Edwin Markham (1852 - 1940)

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A Quote by Charles Edwin Markham on grief, heart, joy, and soul

Only the soul that knows the mighty grief can know the mighty rapture. Sorrows come to stretch out spaces in the heart for joy.

Edwin Markham (1852 - 1940)

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A Quote by Charles Edwin Markham on divinity, individuality, liberty, paradox, security, and slavery

By a divine paradox, wherever there is one slave there are two. So in the wonderful reciprocities of being, we can never reach the higher levels until all our fellows ascend with us. There is no true liberty for the individual except as he finds it in the liberty of all. There is no true security for the individual except as he finds it in the security of all.

Edwin Markham (1852 - 1940)

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A Quote by Charles Edwin Markham

And when he fell in whirlwind, he went down As when a lordly cedar, green with boughs, Goes down with a great shout upon the hills, And leaves a lonesome place against the sky.

Edwin Markham (1852 - 1940)

Source: "Lincoln, the Man of the People," st. 4,l. 8-11, Lincoln & Other Poems, p. 3 (1901).

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A Quote by Charles Edwin Markham on christ, god, laws, love, needs, and truth

Here is the Truth in a little creed, Enough for all the roads we go: In Love is all the law we need, In Christ is all the God we know.

Edwin Markham (1852 - 1940)

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A Quote by Charles Edwin Markham on beginning, eternity, friendship, goals, god, idleness, life, play, rest, soul, time, winning, work, and world

Yes, take a little time to play And look at life the other way. God rested when the world was made: Rest now, old friend; be not afraid. But think not that your work is over, That you are now a foot-free rover, A rambler upon idle ways, Whittling away the golden days. For in the road climb to the goal There's no long furlough for a soul. There's no long pause: on every height Another summit swims in sight. The long road rises, scene by scene, With little restings in between. And so I say that every end Is only an unexpected bend In eternal road we go To peaks above from peaks below. The yesterdays are shells we shed: The best is always on ahead. There's always some new world for winning; And every end is a new beginning!

Edwin Markham (1852 - 1940)

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A Quote by Charles Edwin Markham on god, heart, mortality, and spirit

At the heart of the cyclone tearing the sky And flinging the cloud and the towers by, Is a place of central calm: So here in the roar of mortal things, I have a place where my spirit sings, In the hollow of God's Palm.

Edwin Markham (1852 - 1940)

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