Top 17 Quotes of John Greenleaf Whittier

You don’t always win your battles, but it’s good to know you fought.

John Greenleaf Whittier

When faith is lost, when honor dies, the man is dead.

John Greenleaf Whittier

Tradition wears a snowy beard, romance is always young.

John Greenleaf Whittier

The smile of God is victory.

John Greenleaf Whittier

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

Peace hath higher tests of manhood, than battle ever knew.

John Greenleaf Whittier

One brave deed makes no hero.

John Greenleaf Whittier

It is no use trying to sum people up. One must follow hints, not exactly what is said, nor yet entirely what is done.

John Greenleaf Whittier

I’ll lift you and you lift me, and we’ll both ascend together.

John Greenleaf Whittier

God’s colors all are fast.

John Greenleaf Whittier

Give fools their gold, and knaves their power; let fortune’s bubbles rise and fall; who sows a field, or trains a flower, or plants a tree, is more than all.

John Greenleaf Whittier

From the death of the old the new proceeds, and the life of truth from the death of creeds.

John Greenleaf Whittier

For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, ‘It might have been’.

John Greenleaf Whittier

Before me, even as behind, God is, and all is well.

John Greenleaf Whittier

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

John Greenleaf Whittier

As a small businessperson, you have no greater leverage than the truth.

John Greenleaf Whittier

All the windows of my heart I open to the day.

John Greenleaf Whittier