48 Total Quotes

John Whittier Quotes

You don't always win your battles, but it's good to know you fought.
John Whittier
#Action #Battles

Here Greek and Roman find themselves alive along these crowded shelves; and Shakespeare treads again his stage, and Chaucer paints anew his age.
John Whittier
#Libraries

Beauty seen is never lost, God's colors all are fast.
John Whittier
#Beauty

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

Give fools their gold, and knaves their power; let fortune's bubbles rise and fall; who sows a field, or trains a flower, or plants a tree, is more than all.
John Whittier
#Farmers #Gold

I'll lift you and you lift me, and we'll both ascend together.
John Whittier
#American Poet

For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been'.
John Whittier
#American Poet #Words

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains, but the thought which it suggests; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts.
John Whittier
#Books And Reading

All the windows of my heart I open to the day.
John Whittier
#American Poet

One brave deed makes no hero.
John Whittier
#Heroes And Heroism

Tradition wears a snowy beard, romance is always young.
John Whittier
#American Poet #Romance

When faith is lost, when honor dies, the man is dead.
John Whittier
#Faith

From the death of the old the new proceeds, and the life of truth from the death of creeds.
John Whittier
#American Poet

They tell me, Lucy, thou art dead, that all of thee we loved and cherished has with thy summer roses perished; and left, as its young beauty fled, an ashen memory in its stead.
John Whittier
#Death #Bereavement #Art

It is no use trying to sum people up. One must follow hints, not exactly what is said, nor yet entirely what is done.
John Whittier
#Action

Before me, even as behind, God is, and all is well.
John Whittier
#God #Christian

Clothe with life the weak intent, let me be the thing I meant
John Whittier
#Life

Through this broad street, restless ever, ebbs and flows a human tide, wave on wave a living river; wealth and fashion side by side; Toiler, idler, slave and master, in the same quick current glide.
John Whittier
#Life #Cities And City Life

God's colors all are fast.
John Whittier
#American Poet #Colors

Unknown to her the rigid rule, the dull restraint, the chiding frown, the weary torture of the school, the taming of wild nature down.
John Whittier
#American Poet #School