Edwin Markham

1852 - 1940

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 brothers, destiny, and life

There is a destiny that makes us brothers: None goes his way alone: All that we send into the lives of others Comes back unto our own.

Edwin Markham (1852 - 1940)

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A Quote by Charles Edwin Markham on cities

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In vain we build the city if we do not first build the man.

Edwin Markham (1852 - 1940)

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A Quote by Charles Edwin Markham on emptiness and world

Bowed by the weight of centuries he leans Upon his hoe and gazes at the ground, The emptiness of ages in his face, And on his back the burden of the world.

Edwin Markham (1852 - 1940)

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