Edwin Markham

1852 - 1940

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 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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