Thomas Wentworth Higginson

Born: December 22, 1823

Die: May 9, 1911

Occupation: Author

Quotes of Thomas Wentworth Higginson

Thomas Wentworth Higginson

How many lessons of faith and beauty we should lose, if there were no winter in our year!

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Thomas Wentworth Higginson

If I were to choose among all gifts and qualities that which, on the whole, makes life pleasantest, I should select the love of children. No circumstance can render this world wholly a solitude to one...

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Thomas Wentworth Higginson

An easy thing, O Power Divine, To thank thee for these gifts of Thine, For summer's sunshine, winter's snow, For hearts that kindle thoughts that glow...

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Thomas Wentworth Higginson

There is no defense against adverse fortune which is so effectual as an habitual sense of humor.

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Thomas Wentworth Higginson

The most fertile soil does not necessarily produce the most abundant harvest. It is the use we make of our faculties which renders them valuable.

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Thomas Wentworth Higginson

After all, when a thought takes one's breath away, a lesson on grammar seems an impertinence.

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Thomas Wentworth Higginson

It is no discredit to Walt Whitman that he wrote Leaves of Grass, only that he did not burn it afterwards.

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Thomas Wentworth Higginson

Fields are won by those who believe in the winning.

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Thomas Wentworth Higginson

Great men are rarely isolated mountain-peaks; they are the summits of ranges.

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Thomas Wentworth Higginson

To be really cosmopolitan a man must be at home even in his own country.

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Thomas Wentworth Higginson

Do not waste a minute - not a second - in trying to demonstrate to others the merits of your performance. If your work does not vindicate itself, you cannot vindicate it.

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Thomas Wentworth Higginson

All... religions show the same disparity between belief and practice, and each is safe till it tries to exclude the rest. Test each sect by its best or its worst as you will, by its high-water mark of...

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Thomas Wentworth Higginson

What are Raphael's Madonnas but the shadow of a mother's love, fixed in permanent outline forever?

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Thomas Wentworth Higginson

In an audience of rough people a generous sentiment always brings down the house. In the tumult of war both sides applaud a heroic deed.

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Thomas Wentworth Higginson

Originality is simply a pair of fresh eyes....

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Thomas Wentworth Higginson

Noble discontent is the path to heaven.

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