Thursday, May 31, 2012
Edwin Markham Quotes
"A good action is never lost; it is a treasure laid up and guarded for the doer's need."
"Ah, great it is to believe the dream as we stand in youth by the starry stream; but a greater thing is to fight life through and say at the end, the dream is true!"
"Bowed by the weight of centuries he leans upon his hoe and gazes on the ground, the emptiness of ages in his face, and on his back the burden of the world."
"By a divine paradox, wherever there is one slave there are two. So in the wonderful reciprocities of being, we can never reach the higher levels until all our fellows ascend with us."
"Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out."
"For all your days be prepared, and meet them ever alike. When you are the anvil, bear - when you are the hammer, strike."
"He drew a circle that shut me out Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout But love and I had the wit to win; We drew a circle that took him in."
"I have felt it like a glory in my heart."
"It is better to rust out than wear out."
"The crest and crowning of all good, life's final star, is Brotherhood."
"The thing that is incredible is life itself. Why should we be here in this sun-illuminated universe? Why should there be green earth under our feet?"
"There is a destiny that makes us brothers; None goes his way alone; All that we send into the lives of others Comes back into our own."
"We have committed the Golden Rule to memory; let us now commit it to life."
"When man to man shall be friend and brother."