Julia Ward Howe

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Battle Hymn of the Republic Flags & National Anthems
In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea; With a glory in his bosom that transfigures you and me; As he died to make men holy, let us die to make men free;  While God is marching on. Flags & National Anthems ;Slaves, Slavery & The Slave Trade
We, 'the United States of America, are now called upon to play the part of Florence Nightingale; to take our stand and insist upon it that the slaughter shall cease. Oh! let us give money, let us give life, but let us stand by our principles of civil and religious liberty.' Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising ;Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
Beneath all differences of doctrine or discipline there exists a fundamental agreement as to the simple, absolute essentials in religion. Religion & God
Boston is an oasis in the desert, a place where the larger proportion of people are loving, rational and happy.
Disarm, disarm. The sword of murder is not the balance of justice. Blood does not wipe out dishonor, nor violence indicate possession.
God forgive me if I do wrong in following with ardor the strongest instincts of my nature. Nature ;Religion & God
How utterly are one's best thoughts invaded by this going out in society. Society
I am confirmed in my division of human energies. Ambitious people climb, but faithful people build.
I know not why there is such a melancholy feeling attached to the remembrance of past happiness, except that we fear that the future can have nothing so bright as the past. Future ;Happiness & Unhappiness
I never could be good when I was not happy.
I shall stick to my resolution of writing always what I think no matter whom it offends.
I sometimes think God allows Great Britain to be unprincipled for the good of mankind. Religion & God
I take refuge in my books.
I was born 'neath a clouded star.
Marriage, like death, is a debt we owe to nature. Nature ;Death ;Families, Children & Parenting
Massachusetts women as a rule adhere too strongly to old-time conventions. Women
The blind must not only be fed and housed and cared for; they must learn to make thir lives useful to the community.
The frozen ocean... of Boston life. Life
The strokes of the pen need deliberation as much as the sword needs swiftness.
Theology in general seems to me a substitution of human ingenuity for divine wisdom.
When the unwelcome little unborn shall have seen the light my brain will be lightened, and I shall have a clearer mind. Thank God that even this weary nine months shall come to an end and leave me in possession of my own body and my own soul. Religion & God
While your life is the true expression of your faith, whom can you fear? Life ;Religion & God

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