Poet John Greenleaf Whittier

John Greenleaf Whittier

John Greenleaf Whittier Quotes

Inspirational quotes by John Greenleaf Whittier

No longer forward nor behindI look in hope or fearBut, grateful, take the good I findThe best of now and here.
For of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, "It might have been!"
In any man who dies there dies with him, his first snow and kiss and fight... Not people die but worlds die in them.
Of all sad words of tongue and pen the saddest are these, what might have been.
The saddest thing of word or pen, To know the things that might have been.

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To Anthea
 by Robert Herrick

If, dear Anthea, my hard fate it be
To live some few sad hours after thee,
Thy sacred corse with odours I will burn
And with my laurel crown thy golden urn.
Then holding up there such religious things
As were time past, thy holy filletings,
Near to thy reverend pitcher I will fall
Down dead for grief, and end my woes withal:
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