Who is John HayJohn Milton Hay (October 8, 1838 – July 1, 1905) was an American statesman and official whose career in government stretched over almost half a century. Beginning as a private secretary and assistant to Abraham Lincoln, Hay's highest office was United States Secretary of State under Presidents William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt. Hay was also an author and biographer, and wrote poetry and other literature throughout much of his life.
Born in Indiana to an anti-slavery family that moved to Warsaw, Illinois when he was young, Hay showed great potential, and his family sent him to Brown University. After graduation in 1858, Hay read law in his uncle's office in Springfield, Illinois, adjacent to that of Lincoln. Hay worked for Lincoln's successful presidential campaign and beca...
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John Hay Poems
When violets were springing
And sunshine filled the day,
And happy birds were singing
The praises of the May,...
- When The Boys Come Home
There's a happy time coming,
When the boys come home.
There's a glorious day coming,
When the boys come home....
In the whole wide world there was but one,
Others for others, but she was mine,
The one fair woman beneath the sun.
- Too Late
Had we but met in other days,
Had we but loved in other ways,
Another light and hope had shone
On your life and my own....
- To The Young
Let your feet not falter, your course not alter...
Top 10 most used topics by John HayLove 42 I Love You 42 Heart 36 Light 33 Life 30 God 28 Night 24 Heaven 22 Wild 21 Beauty 21
John Hay Quotes
- All who think cannot but see there is a sanction like that of religion which binds us in partnership in the serious work of the world.
- True luck consists not in holding the best of the cards at the table luckiest is he who knows just when to rise and go home.
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