There is a destiny which makes us brothers; none goes his way alone. All that we send into the lives of others comes back into our own.

— Edwin Markham

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Bowed by the weight of centuries he leans upon his hoe and gazes on the ground, the emptiness of ages in his face, and on his back the burden of the world.

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Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.

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We have committed the Golden Rule to memory; let us now commit it to life.

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Choices are the hinges of destiny.

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For all your days be prepared, and meet them ever alike.

When you are the anvil, bear - when you are the hammer, strike.

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For all your days be prepared, and meet them ever alike.

When you are the anvil, bear -- when you are the hammer, strike.

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The thing that is incredible is life itself.

Why should we be here in this sun-illuminated universe? Why should there be green earth under our feet?

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At the heart of the cyclone tearing the sky And flinging the cloud and the towers by, Is a place of central calm: So here in the roar of mortal things, I have a place where my spirit sings, In the hollow of God's Palm.

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Only the soul that knows the mighty grief can know the mighty rapture.

Sorrows come to stretch out spaces in the heart for joy.

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The sequoias belong to the silences of the milleniums.

Many of them have seen a hundred human generations rise, give off their little clamors and perish. They seem indeed to be forms of immortality standing here amoing the transitory shapes of time.

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By a divine paradox, wherever there is one slave there are two.

So in the wonderful reciprocities of being, we can never reach the higher levels until all our fellows ascend with us.

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Three were the fates. Poverty that chains; gray drudgery that grinds the hope away, and gaping ignorance that starves the soul.

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About Edwin Markham

Quotes 42 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Poet
Birthday October 16

The thing that is incredible is life itself.

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The crest and crowning of all good, Life's final star, is Brotherhood.

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Teach me, Father, how to goSoftly as the grasses grow;

Hush my soul to meet the shockOf the wild world as a rock;But my spirit, propt with power,Make as simple as a flower.Let the dry heart fill its cup,Like a poppy looking up;Let life lightly wear her crown,Like a poppy looking down,When its heart is filled with dew,And its life begins anew.

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Fight ever on: this earthly stuff If used God’s way will be enough.

Face to the firing line o friend Fight out life’s battle to the end. One soldier, when the fight was red, Threw down his broken sword and fled. Another snatched it, won the day, With what his comrade flung away.

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No soul can be forever banned, Eternally bereft, Whoever falls from God's right hand Is caught into his left.

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He drew a circle that shut me out- Heretic , rebel, a thing to flout.

But love and I had the wit to win: We drew a circle and took him In ! From the poem Outwitted

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We all are blind until we see That in the human plan Nothing is worth the making if It does not make the man. Why build these cities glorious If man unbuilded goes? In vain we build the world, unless The builder also grows.

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Lincoln, the Man of the People

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The future life is where we will go on helping to bring the universe to perfection, which is God's grand ultimate aim. [The purpose of life] is to help God run the universe. Everyone in that better land will be busy all the time, and the environment will be perfect all the time for doing the work which God assigns to all.

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Bowed by the weight of centuries he leansUpon his hoe and gazes on the ground,The emptiness of ages in his face,And on his back the burden of the world.Who made him dead to rapture and despair,A thing that grieves not and that never hopes,Stolid and stunned, a brother to the ox?Who loosened and let down this brutal jaw?Whose was the hand that slanted back this brow?Whose breath blew out the light within this brain?

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At the heart of the cyclone tearing the sky is a place of central calm.

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I (God) will leave man to make the fateful guess, Will leave him torn between the no and yes, Leave him unresting till he rests in me, Drawn upward by the choice that makes him free, Leave him in tragic loneliness to choose, With all in life to win or all to lose.

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It is better to rust out than wear out.

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By a divine paradox, wherever there is one slave there are two

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That in the human plan nothing is worth the making if it does not make the man.

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Mr. Rihani is a man of ardent poetic temperament, a clever poet, and a man of unworldly ideals.

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There is a destiny that makes us brothers: None goes his way alone: All that we send into the lives of others Comes back onto our own.

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Defeat may serve as well as victory To shake the soul and let the glory out.

When the great oak is straining in the wind, The boughs drink in new beauty and the trunk Sends down a deeper root on the windward side. Only the soul that knows the mighty grief Can know the mighty rapture, Sorrows come To stretch out spaces in the heart for joy.

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I fear the vermin that shall undermine Senate and citadel and school and shrine.

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And when he fell in whirlwind, he went down As when a lordly cedar, green with boughs, Goes down with a great shout upon the hills, And leaves a lonesome place against the sky.

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He fed his spirit with the bread of books

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In vain we build the city if we do not first build the man.

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To throw oneself to the side of the oppressed is the only dignified thing to do in life.

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Sorrows come to stretch out places in the heart for joy.

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Here is the Truth in a little creed, Enough for all the roads we go: In Love is all the law we need, In Christ is all the God we know.

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There is no true liberty for the individual except as he finds it in the liberty of all. There is no true security for the individual except as he finds it in the security for all.

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There is a destiny that makes us brothers, No one goes his way alone;

All that we send into the lives of others, Comes back into our own.

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He drew a circle that shut me out--Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.

But Love and I had the wit to win:We drew a circle that took him in.

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Ah, great it is to believe the dream as we stand in youth by the starry stream;

but a greater thing is to fight life through and say at the end, the dream is true!

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