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Lucy Larcom Quote: “Whatever with the past has gone, the best is always yet to come.”

Whatever with the past has gone, the best is always yet to come.

— Lucy Larcom



Lucy Larcom Quote: “Every true friend is a glimpse of God.”

Every true friend is a glimpse of God.

— Lucy Larcom


Lucy Larcom Quote: “He who plants a tree, plants a hope.”

He who plants a tree, plants a hope.

— Lucy Larcom


Lucy Larcom Quote: “A drop of water, if it could write out its own history, would explain the universe to us.”

A drop of water, if it could write out its own history, would explain the universe to us.

— Lucy Larcom


Lucy Larcom Quote: “Like a plant that starts up in showers and sunshine and does not know which has best helped it to grow, it is difficult to say whether the hard things or the pleasant things did me the most good.”

Like a plant that starts up in showers and sunshine and does not know which has best helped it to grow, it is difficult to say whether the hard things or the pleasant things did me the most good.

— Lucy Larcom


Lucy Larcom Quote: “Many kinds of fruit grow upon the tree of life, but none so sweet as friendship; as with the orange tree its blossoms and fruit appear at the same time, full of refreshment for sense and for soul.”

Many kinds of fruit grow upon the tree of life, but none so sweet as friendship; as with the orange tree its blossoms and fruit appear at the same time, full of refreshment for sense and for soul.

— Lucy Larcom


Lucy Larcom Quote: “I defied the machinery to make me its slave. Its incessant discords could not drown the music of my thoughts if I would let them fly high enough.”

I defied the machinery to make me its slave. Its incessant discords could not drown the music of my thoughts if I would let them fly high enough.

— Lucy Larcom


Lucy Larcom Quote: “Let us not depreciate Earth. There is no atom in it but is alive and astir in the all-penetrating splendor of God. From the infinitesimal to the infinite, everything is striving to express the thought of His Presence with which it overflows.”

Let us not depreciate Earth. There is no atom in it but is alive and astir in the all-penetrating splendor of God. From the infinitesimal to the infinite, everything is striving to express the thought of His Presence with which it overflows.

— Lucy Larcom


Lucy Larcom Quote: “If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.”

If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.

— Lucy Larcom


Lucy Larcom Quote: “Everything in nature has its own intrinsic charm, as the work of its Creator’s hand; but the chief beauty of the whole lies in its suggested relations to humanity. Things announce and wait for persons. The house would not have been thus beautifully built and furnished, except for an expected tenant.”

Everything in nature has its own intrinsic charm, as the work of its Creator’s hand; but the chief beauty of the whole lies in its suggested relations to humanity. Things announce and wait for persons. The house would not have been thus beautifully built and furnished, except for an expected tenant.

— Lucy Larcom



Lucy Larcom Quote: “I don’t own an inch of land, but all I see is mine.”

I don’t own an inch of land, but all I see is mine.

— Lucy Larcom


Lucy Larcom Quote: “A man may make a misanthrope of himself, but he is never one by nature.”

A man may make a misanthrope of himself, but he is never one by nature.

— Lucy Larcom


Lucy Larcom Quote: “No one can feel more gratefully the charm of noble scenery, or the refreshment of escape into the unspoiled solitudes of nature, than the laborer at some close in-door employment.”

No one can feel more gratefully the charm of noble scenery, or the refreshment of escape into the unspoiled solitudes of nature, than the laborer at some close in-door employment.

— Lucy Larcom


Lucy Larcom Quote: “If the world’s a veil of tears, Smile till rainbows span it.”

If the world’s a veil of tears, Smile till rainbows span it.

— Lucy Larcom


Lucy Larcom Quote: “Every phase of our life belongs to us. The moon does not, except in appearance, lose her first thin, luminous curve, nor her silvery crescent, in rounding to her full. The woman is still both child and girl, in the completeness of womanly character.”

Every phase of our life belongs to us. The moon does not, except in appearance, lose her first thin, luminous curve, nor her silvery crescent, in rounding to her full. The woman is still both child and girl, in the completeness of womanly character.

— Lucy Larcom


Lucy Larcom Quote: “Labor, in itself, is neither elevating or otherwise. It is the laborer’s privilege to ennoble his work by the aim with which he undertakes it, and by the enthusiasm and faithfulness he puts into it.”

Labor, in itself, is neither elevating or otherwise. It is the laborer’s privilege to ennoble his work by the aim with which he undertakes it, and by the enthusiasm and faithfulness he puts into it.

— Lucy Larcom


Lucy Larcom Quote: “Whoever claims to understand another person completely, is either entirely ignorant of himself, or else has a nature so small that he can measure it easily, and supposes it to be the standard of every other nature.”

Whoever claims to understand another person completely, is either entirely ignorant of himself, or else has a nature so small that he can measure it easily, and supposes it to be the standard of every other nature.

— Lucy Larcom


Lucy Larcom Quote: “To different minds, poetry may present different phases. To me, the reverent faith of the people I lived among, and their faithful everyday living, was poetry; blossoms and trees and blue shies were poetry. God himself was poetry.”

To different minds, poetry may present different phases. To me, the reverent faith of the people I lived among, and their faithful everyday living, was poetry; blossoms and trees and blue shies were poetry. God himself was poetry.

— Lucy Larcom


Lucy Larcom Quote: “Rich or poor, every child comes into the world with some imperative need of its own, which shapes its individuality.”

Rich or poor, every child comes into the world with some imperative need of its own, which shapes its individuality.

— Lucy Larcom


Lucy Larcom Quote: “From the first opening of our eyes, it is the light that attracts us. We clutch aimlessly with our baby fingers at the gossamer-motes in the sunbeam, and we die reaching out after an ineffable blending of earthly and heavenly beauty which we shall never fully comprehend.”

From the first opening of our eyes, it is the light that attracts us. We clutch aimlessly with our baby fingers at the gossamer-motes in the sunbeam, and we die reaching out after an ineffable blending of earthly and heavenly beauty which we shall never fully comprehend.

— Lucy Larcom



Lucy Larcom Quote: “The whole world of thought lay unexplored before me, – a world of which I had already caught large and tempting glimpses...”

The whole world of thought lay unexplored before me, – a world of which I had already caught large and tempting glimpses...

— Lucy Larcom


Lucy Larcom Quote: “The children with the streamlets sing, When April stops at last her weeping; And every happy growing thing Laughs like a babe just roused from sleeping.”

The children with the streamlets sing, When April stops at last her weeping; And every happy growing thing Laughs like a babe just roused from sleeping.

— Lucy Larcom


Lucy Larcom Quote: “Religion is life inspired by Heavenly Love; and life is something fresh and cheerful and vigorous.”

Religion is life inspired by Heavenly Love; and life is something fresh and cheerful and vigorous.

— Lucy Larcom


Lucy Larcom Quote: “Whether rich or poor, a home is not a home unless the roots of love are ever striking deeper through the crust of the earthly and the conventional, into the very realities of being, not consciously always; seldom, perhaps; the simplicity of loving grows by living simply near nature and God.”

Whether rich or poor, a home is not a home unless the roots of love are ever striking deeper through the crust of the earthly and the conventional, into the very realities of being, not consciously always; seldom, perhaps; the simplicity of loving grows by living simply near nature and God.

— Lucy Larcom


Lucy Larcom Quote: “To her bier Comes the year Not with weeping and distress, as mortals do, But, to guide her way to it, All the trees have torches lit; Blazing red the maples shine the woodlands through...”

To her bier Comes the year Not with weeping and distress, as mortals do, But, to guide her way to it, All the trees have torches lit; Blazing red the maples shine the woodlands through...

— Lucy Larcom


Lucy Larcom Quote: “Thou hastenest down between the hills to meet me at the road, The secret scarcely lisping of thy beautiful abode Among the pines and mosses of yonder shadowy height, Where thou dost sparkle into song, and fill the woods with light.”

Thou hastenest down between the hills to meet me at the road, The secret scarcely lisping of thy beautiful abode Among the pines and mosses of yonder shadowy height, Where thou dost sparkle into song, and fill the woods with light.

— Lucy Larcom


Lucy Larcom Quote: “I believe the best poetry of our times is growing too artistic; the study is too visible. If freedom and naturalness are lost out of poetry, everything worth having is lost.”

I believe the best poetry of our times is growing too artistic; the study is too visible. If freedom and naturalness are lost out of poetry, everything worth having is lost.

— Lucy Larcom


Lucy Larcom Quote: “O Mariner-soul, Thy quest is but begun, There are new worlds Forever to be won.”

O Mariner-soul, Thy quest is but begun, There are new worlds Forever to be won.

— Lucy Larcom


Lucy Larcom Quote: “The peach-bud glows, the wild bee hums, and wind-flowers wave in graceful gladness.”

The peach-bud glows, the wild bee hums, and wind-flowers wave in graceful gladness.

— Lucy Larcom


Lucy Larcom Quote: “We were not meant to mask ourselves before our fellow-beings, but to be, through our human forms, true and clear utterances of the spirit within. Since God gave us these bodies, they must have been given us as guides to Him and revealers of Him.”

We were not meant to mask ourselves before our fellow-beings, but to be, through our human forms, true and clear utterances of the spirit within. Since God gave us these bodies, they must have been given us as guides to Him and revealers of Him.

— Lucy Larcom


Lucy Larcom Quote: “Because its myriad glimmering plumes Like a great army’s stir and wave; Because its golden billows blooms, The poor man’s barren walks to lave: Because its sun-shaped blossoms show How souls receive the light of God, And unto earth give back that glow I thank him for the Goldenrod.”

Because its myriad glimmering plumes Like a great army’s stir and wave; Because its golden billows blooms, The poor man’s barren walks to lave: Because its sun-shaped blossoms show How souls receive the light of God, And unto earth give back that glow I thank him for the Goldenrod.

— Lucy Larcom


Lucy Larcom Quote: “The soul, cramped among the petty vexations of Earth, needs to keep its windows constantly open to the invigorating air of large and free ideas: and what thought is so grand as that of an ever-present God, in whom all that is vital in humanity breathes and grows?”

The soul, cramped among the petty vexations of Earth, needs to keep its windows constantly open to the invigorating air of large and free ideas: and what thought is so grand as that of an ever-present God, in whom all that is vital in humanity breathes and grows?

— Lucy Larcom


Lucy Larcom Quote: “Some of us must wait for the best human gifts until we come to heavenly places. Our natural desire for musical utterance is perhaps a prophecy that in a perfect world we shall all know how to sing.”

Some of us must wait for the best human gifts until we come to heavenly places. Our natural desire for musical utterance is perhaps a prophecy that in a perfect world we shall all know how to sing.

— Lucy Larcom


Lucy Larcom Quote: “It is one of the most beautiful facts in this human existence of ours, that we remember the earliest and freshest part of it most vividly. Doubtless it was meant that our childhood should live on in us forever.”

It is one of the most beautiful facts in this human existence of ours, that we remember the earliest and freshest part of it most vividly. Doubtless it was meant that our childhood should live on in us forever.

— Lucy Larcom


Lucy Larcom Quote: “The land is dearer for the sea, The ocean for the shore.”

The land is dearer for the sea, The ocean for the shore.

— Lucy Larcom


Lucy Larcom Quote: “God be thanked for the thinkers of good and noble thoughts! It wakes up all the best in ourselves, to come into close contact with others greater and better in every way than we are.”

God be thanked for the thinkers of good and noble thoughts! It wakes up all the best in ourselves, to come into close contact with others greater and better in every way than we are.

— Lucy Larcom


Lucy Larcom Quote: “My ‘must-have’ was poetry. From the first, life meant that to me. And, fortunately, poetry is not purchasable material, but an atmosphere in which every life may expand. I found it everywhere about me...”

My ‘must-have’ was poetry. From the first, life meant that to me. And, fortunately, poetry is not purchasable material, but an atmosphere in which every life may expand. I found it everywhere about me...

— Lucy Larcom


Lucy Larcom Quote: “I remember how beautiful the Merrimac looked to me in childhood, the first true river I ever knew; it opened upon my sight and wound its way through my heart like a dream realized; its harebells, its rocks, and its rapids, are far more fixed in my memory than anything about the sea.”

I remember how beautiful the Merrimac looked to me in childhood, the first true river I ever knew; it opened upon my sight and wound its way through my heart like a dream realized; its harebells, its rocks, and its rapids, are far more fixed in my memory than anything about the sea.

— Lucy Larcom


Lucy Larcom Quote: “The curse of covetousness is that it destroys manhood by substituting money for character.”

The curse of covetousness is that it destroys manhood by substituting money for character.

— Lucy Larcom


Lucy Larcom Quote: “There is something in the place where we were born that holds us always by the heart-strings.”

There is something in the place where we were born that holds us always by the heart-strings.

— Lucy Larcom


Lucy Larcom Quote: “A friend is a beloved mystery; dearest always because he is not ourself, and has something in him which it is impossible for us to fathom. If it were not so, friendship would lose its chief zest.”

A friend is a beloved mystery; dearest always because he is not ourself, and has something in him which it is impossible for us to fathom. If it were not so, friendship would lose its chief zest.

— Lucy Larcom


Lucy Larcom Quote: “That larger vision is certain to make clear the value in our own lives of service to others.”

That larger vision is certain to make clear the value in our own lives of service to others.

— Lucy Larcom


Lucy Larcom Quote: “Our relatives form the natural setting of our childhood. We understand ourselves best and are best understood by others through the persons who came nearest to us in our earliest years.”

Our relatives form the natural setting of our childhood. We understand ourselves best and are best understood by others through the persons who came nearest to us in our earliest years.

— Lucy Larcom


Lucy Larcom Quote: “It is the greatest of all mistakes to begin life with the expectation that it is going to be easy, or with the wish to have it so.”

It is the greatest of all mistakes to begin life with the expectation that it is going to be easy, or with the wish to have it so.

— Lucy Larcom


Lucy Larcom Quote: “One mistake with beginners in writing is, that they think it important to spin out something long. It is a great deal better not to write more than a page or two, unless you have something to say, and can write it correctly.”

One mistake with beginners in writing is, that they think it important to spin out something long. It is a great deal better not to write more than a page or two, unless you have something to say, and can write it correctly.

— Lucy Larcom


Lucy Larcom Quote: “Few parents are aware of the difficulties that beset the minds of the little philosophers and theologians who sit upon their knees or play at their feet; and many a parent could not comprehend the disturbance, if he were aware of it.”

Few parents are aware of the difficulties that beset the minds of the little philosophers and theologians who sit upon their knees or play at their feet; and many a parent could not comprehend the disturbance, if he were aware of it.

— Lucy Larcom


Lucy Larcom Quote: “Whatever science and philosophy may do for mankind, the world can never outgrow its need of the simplicity that is in Christ.”

Whatever science and philosophy may do for mankind, the world can never outgrow its need of the simplicity that is in Christ.

— Lucy Larcom


Lucy Larcom Quote: “The true idea of a church has not yet been shown the world, a visible Church, I mean, unless it was in the very earliest times; yes, the twelve disciples bound to their Lord in love, to do his work forever, that was a church, a Christian family.”

The true idea of a church has not yet been shown the world, a visible Church, I mean, unless it was in the very earliest times; yes, the twelve disciples bound to their Lord in love, to do his work forever, that was a church, a Christian family.

— Lucy Larcom


Lucy Larcom Quote: “Life hangs as nothing in the scale against dear Liberty!”

Life hangs as nothing in the scale against dear Liberty!

— Lucy Larcom


Lucy Larcom Quote: “Canst thou prophesy, thou little tree, What the glory of thy boughs shall be?”

Canst thou prophesy, thou little tree, What the glory of thy boughs shall be?

— Lucy Larcom

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