Top 10 Quotes by John Greenleaf Whittier

John Greenleaf Whittier

We faintly hear, we dimly see, In differing phrase we pray; But dim or clear, we own in Him The life, the truth, the way.

John Greenleaf Whittier
We meet today To thank Thee for the era done, And Thee for the opening one.
John Greenleaf Whittier

Around the mighty master cameThe marvels which his pencil wrought,Those miracles of power whose fameIs wide as human thought.

John Greenleaf Whittier
So fallen! so lost! the light withdrawn Which once he wore; The glory from his gray hairs gone For evermore!
John Greenleaf Whittier

With smoking axle hot with speed, with steeds of fire and steam, Wide-waked To-day leaves Yesterday behind him like a dream. Still, from the hurrying train of Life, fly backward far and fast The milestones of the fathers, the landmarks of the past. But human hearts remain unchanged: the sorrow and the sin, The loves and hopes and fears of old, are to our own akin; And if, in tales our fathers told, the songs our mothers sung, Tradition wears a snowy beard, Romance is always young.

John Greenleaf Whittier
The still, sad music of humanity.
John Greenleaf Whittier

The Fates are just: they give us but our own; Nemesis ripens what our hands have sown.

John Greenleaf Whittier
A true life is at once interpreter and proof of the gospel.
John Greenleaf Whittier

I'll lift you and you lift me, and we'll both ascend together. John Greenleaf Whit

John Greenleaf Whittier
Oh, for boyhood's painless play, sleep that wakes in laughing day, health that mocks the doctor's rules, knowledge never learned of schools.