John Whittier

1807 - 1892

A Quote by John Greenleaf Whittier

The windows of my soul I throw wide open to the sun!

John Whittier (1807 - 1892)

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A Quote by John Greenleaf Whittier on fear, good, and hope

No longer forward nor behind I look in hope or fear; But grateful, take the good I find, the best of now and here.

John Whittier (1807 - 1892)

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A Quote by John Greenleaf Whittier on beginning and time

And step by step, since time began, I see the steady gain of man.

John Whittier (1807 - 1892)

Source: The Chapel of the Hermits.

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A Quote by John Greenleaf Whittier on earth and universe

No cloud above, no earth below, A universe of sky and snow.

John Whittier (1807 - 1892)

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A Quote by John Greenleaf Whittier on plants

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Who sows a field, or trains a flower, Or plants at tree, is more than all.

John Whittier (1807 - 1892)

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A Quote by John Greenleaf Whittier on peace, shyness, and silence

Through the open door A drowsy smell of flowers -grey heliotrope And white sweet clover, and shy mignonette Comes fairly in, and silent chorus leads To the pervading symphony of Peace.

John Whittier (1807 - 1892)

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A Quote by John Greenleaf Whittier on age, debt, men, shame, sleep, and soul

The age is dull and mean. Men creep, Not walk; with blood too pale and tame To pay the debt they owe to shame; Buy cheap, sell dear; eat. drink, and sleep down-pillowed, deaf to moaning want; Pay tithes for soul-insurance; keep Six days to Mammon, one to Cant

John Whittier (1807 - 1892)

Source: For Righteousness' Sake, (1855)

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A Quote by John Greenleaf Whittier on poets and truth

This is truth the poet sings . . .

John Whittier (1807 - 1892)

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A Quote by John Greenleaf Whittier on hope and suffering

The hope of all who suffer, The dread of all who wrong.

John Whittier (1807 - 1892)

Source: The Mantle of St. John de Matha.

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A Quote by John Greenleaf Whittier on colors, destiny, and life

The tissue of the Life to be we weave with colors all our own, And in the field of Destiny we reap as we have sown.

John Whittier (1807 - 1892)

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