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Edwin Markham
April 23, 1852 - March 7, 1940
Nationality: American
Category: Poet
Subcategory: American Poet

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.


To throw oneself to the side of the oppressed is the only dignified thing to do in life.


A good action is never lost; it is a treasure laid up and guarded for the doer's need.


Oft when the white, still dawn lifted the skies and pushed the hills apart, I have felt it like a glory in my heart.


Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.


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?


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!


It is better to rust out than wear out.


We have committed the Golden Rule to memory; let us now commit it to life.


The crest and crowning of all good, life's final star, is Brotherhood.


There is a destiny which makes us brothers; none goes his way alone. All that we send into the lives of others comes back into our own.


For all your days be prepared, and meet them ever alike. When you are the anvil, bear - when you are the hammer, strike.


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