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John Greenleaf Whittier
December 17, 1807 - September 7, 1892
Nationality: American
Category: Poet
Subcategory: American Poet

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


The smile of God is victory.


One brave deed makes no hero.


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.


You don't always win your battles, but it's good to know you fought.

    Topics: Inspirational

All the windows of my heart I open to the day.


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.


When faith is lost, when honor dies, the man is dead.


Before me, even as behind, God is, and all is well.

    Topics: Inspirational

I'll lift you and you lift me, and we'll both ascend together.


As a small businessperson, you have no greater leverage than the truth.

    Topics: Business

From the death of the old the new proceeds, and the life of truth from the death of creeds.


Peace hath higher tests of manhood, than battle ever knew.


Tradition wears a snowy beard, romance is always young.


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.


For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been'.

    Topics: Sad

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