Top 10 Quotes by John Greenleaf Whittier

John Greenleaf Whittier

A faint blush melting through the light of thy transparent cheek like a rose-leaf bathed in dew.

John Greenleaf Whittier
The good is always beautiful, the beautiful is good!
John Greenleaf Whittier

At what point does a man turn into a monster? I don’t believe that it’s when he does horrible things, but when he accepts that he’s able to do them, and that he does them well.

John Greenleaf Whittier
Again the blackbirds sings; the streams Wake, laughing, from their winter dreams, And tremble in the April showers The tassels of the maple flowers.
John Greenleaf Whittier

All the windows of my heart I open to the day. John Greenleaf Whittier

John Greenleaf Whittier
And light is mingled with the gloom, And joy with grief; Divinest compensations come, Through thorns of judgment mercies bloom In sweet relief.
John Greenleaf Whittier

Up from the meadows rich with corn, Clear in the cool September morn

John Greenleaf Whittier
Somehow, not only for Christmas but all the long year through, The joy that you give to others Is the joy that comes back to you. And the more you spend in blessing The poor and lonely and sad, The more of your heart's possessing Returns to you glad.
John Greenleaf Whittier

Life's sunniest hours are not withoutThe shadow of some lingering doubt--Amid its brightest joys will stealSpectres of evil yet to feel--Its warmest love is blent with fears,Its confidence a trembling one--Its smile--the harbinger of tears--Its hope--the change of April's sun!A weary lot--in mercy given,To fit the chastened soul for heaven.

John Greenleaf Whittier
O Time and change! - with hair as gray as was my sire's that winter day, how strange it seems, with so much gone of life and love, to still live on!