Quotes by: Edwin Markham

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Edwin Markham
Born (1852-04-23)April 23, 1852
Oregon City, Oregon
Died March 7, 1940(1940-03-07) (aged 87)
Staten Island
Occupation Poet
Nationality American

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.
Edwin Markham
Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.
Edwin Markham
For all your days be prepared, and meet them ever alike. When you are the anvil, bear - when you are the hammer, strike.
Edwin Markham
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
Oft when the white, still dawn lifted the skies and pushed the hills apart, I have felt it like a glory in my heart.
Edwin Markham
To throw oneself to the side of the oppressed is the only dignified thing to do in life.
Edwin Markham
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!
Edwin Markham
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?
Edwin Markham
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