William Cullen Bryant Quotes

Most popular William Cullen Bryant Quotes

Eloquence is the poetry of prose.

eloquence

The groves were God's first temples.
Weep not that the world changes—did it keep
A stable, changeless state, 'twere cause indeed to weep.
— William Cullen Bryant

change crying the world

Weep not that the world changes–did it keep
A stable, changeless state, 'twere cause indeed to weep.
— William Cullen Bryant

change

The fiercest agonies have shortest reign;
And after dreams of horror, comes again
The welcome morning with its rays of peace.

agony

They talk of short-lived pleasure—be it so—
Pain dies as quickly: stern, hard-featured pain
Expires, and lets her weary prisoner go.

pain

Difficulty, my brethren, is the nurse of greatness—a harsh nurse, who roughly rocks her foster-children into strength and athletic proportion.
— William Cullen Bryant

difficulties