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 words

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For of all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these: "It might have been!"

John Whittier (1807 - 1892)

Source: Maud Muller, 1856

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A Quote by John Greenleaf Whittier on men and slavery

For still the new transcends the old In signs and tokens manifold; Slaves rise up men; the olive waves, With roots deep set in battle graves!

John Whittier (1807 - 1892)

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