John Greenleaf Whittier Quotes

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 Greenleaf Whittier

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

John Greenleaf Whittier

Somehow, not only for Christmas, But all the long year through, The joy that you give to others, Is 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 you glad.

John Greenleaf Whittier

Autumn, in his leafless bowers, is waiting for the winter's snow.

John Greenleaf Whittier

The smile of God is victory.

John Greenleaf Whittier

Tradition wears a snowy beard.

John Greenleaf Whittier

To be saved is only this,--salvation from our own selfishness.

John Greenleaf Whittier

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

John Greenleaf Whittier

The tints of autumn...a mighty flower garden blossoming under the spell of the enchanter, frost.

John Greenleaf Whittier
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