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No longer forward nor behind I look in hope or fear; But, grateful, take the good I find, The best of now and here.
- John Greenleaf Whittier | Forgiveness Quotes
Who fathoms the Eternal Thought? Who talks of scheme and plan? The Lord is God! He needeth not The poor device of man.
- John Greenleaf Whittier | God Quotes
Yet, in the maddening maze of things, And tossed by storm and flood, To one fixed trust my spirit clings; I know that God is good!
- John Greenleaf Whittier | God Quotes
Before me, even as behind, God is, and all is well.
- John Greenleaf Whittier | God Quotes
Reason's voice and God's, Nature's and Duty's, never are at odds.
- John Greenleaf Whittier | Faith and Unity Quotes
Through the dark and stormy night Faith beholds a feeble light Up the blackness streaking; Knowing God's own time is best, In a patient hope I rest For the full day-breaking!
- John Greenleaf Whittier | Faith and Unity Quotes
Every chain that spirits wear crumbles in the breadth of prayer.
- John Greenleaf Whittier | Prayer Quotes
The simple heart that freely asks in love, obtains.
- John Greenleaf Whittier | Prayer Quotes
Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these: It might have been.
- John Greenleaf Whittier | The Past Quotes
No longer forward nor behind I look in hope or fear; but grateful, take the good I find, the best of now and here.
- John Greenleaf Whittier | The Present Quotes
Peace hath higher tests of manhood Than battle ever knew.
- John Greenleaf Whittier | Boring Days Quotes
Our toil is sweet with thankfulness, Our burden is our boon; The curse of earth's gray morning is The blessing of its noon.
- John Greenleaf Whittier | Difficult Days Quotes
The craven's fear is but selfishness, like his merriment.
- John Greenleaf Whittier | Fear Quotes
For of all sad words of tongues or pen the saddest are these: It might have been.
- John Greenleaf Whittier | Risks Quotes
"Shoot, if you must, this old gray head, But spare your country's flag," she said.
- John Greenleaf Whittier | Flag Quotes
"I'm sorry that I spell'd the word; I hate to go above you, Because" - the brown eyes lower fell, - "Because, you see, I love you!"
- John Greenleaf Whittier | Love Quotes
We search the world for truth; we cull The good, the pure, the beautiful, From all old flower fields of the soul; And, weary seekers of the best, We come back laden from our quest, To find that all the sages said Is in the Book our mothers read.
- John Greenleaf Whittier | Scripture Quotes
The windows of my soul I throw Wide open to the sun.
- John Greenleaf Whittier | Soul Quotes
For of all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these: "It might have been!"
- John Greenleaf Whittier | Word Quotes


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