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Monday, June 4, 2012

John Greenleaf Whittier Quotes

"All the windows of my heart I open to the day."
"An ashen memory in its stead."
"As a small businessperson, you have no greater leverage than the truth."
"Before me, even as behind, God is, and all is well."
"For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are those 'It might have been.'"
"God's colors all are fast."
"It is no use trying to sum people up. One must follow hints, not exactly what is said, nor yet entirely what is done."
"It really costs me a lot emotionally to watch myself on-screen. I think of myself, and feel like I'm quite young, and then I look at this old man with the baggy chins and the tired eyes and the receding hairline and all that."
"No longer forward nor behindI look in hope or fear;But, grateful, take the good I find,The best of now and here."
"Peace hath higher tests of manhood, than battle ever knew."
"Somehow not only for Christmas but all the long year through, the joy that you give to othersIs 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 make you glad."
"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."
"The saddest are these: 'It might have been!'"
"Unknown to her the rigid rule, the dull restraint, the chiding frown, the weary torture of the school, the taming of wild nature down."
"You don't always win your battles, but it's good to know you fought."

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