Quotations by Whittier, John Greenleaf


For of all sad words of tongue or pen,
The saddest are these: “It might have been!”

John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892) American poet and abolitionist
“Maud Muller” (1856)
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Search thine own heart. What paineth thee
In others in thyself may be.

John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892) American poet and abolitionist
“The Chapel of Hermits,” l. 85 (1851)
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And step by step, since time began,
I see the steady gain of man.

John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892) American poet and abolitionist
“The Chapel of the Hermits” (1851)
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Be thou, in rebuking evil,
Conscious of thine own.

John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892) American poet and abolitionist
“What the Voice Said” (1847)
Added on 18-Jun-09 | Last updated 18-Jun-09
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Be thou, in rebuking evil
Conscious of thine own.

John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892) American poet and abolitionist
“What the Voice Said” (1847)
Added on 28-Aug-13 | Last updated 28-Aug-13
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A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone near,
A little gift from one held dear,
Best wishes for the coming year–
These make a Merry Christmas!

John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892) American poet and abolitionist
(Attributed)
Added on 16-Dec-19 | Last updated 16-Dec-19
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