Julia Ward Howe

Julia Ward
Howe
1819
1910

American Author, Poet, Essayist, Lecturer, Reformer, Biographer best known for writing "The Battle Hymn of the Republic"

Author Quotes

Life is so short, and friendship so precious!

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.

Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn
 all that we have been able to teach them of charity, mercy and patience.

While your life is the true expression of your faith, whom can you fear?

I am confirmed in my division of human energies. Ambitious people climb, but faithful people build.

Beneath all differences of doctrine or discipline there exists a fundamental agreement as to the simple, absolute essentials in religion.

Disarm, disarm. The sword of murder is not the balance of justice. Blood does not wipe out dishonor, nor violence indicate possession.

Every newly discovered truth judges the world, separates the good from the evil, and calls on faithful souls to make sure of their election.

The strokes of the pen need deliberation as much as those of the sword need swiftness.

Politeness induces morality. Serenity of manners requires serenity of mind.

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First Name
Julia Ward
Last Name
Howe
Birth Date
1819
Death Date
1910
Bio

American Author, Poet, Essayist, Lecturer, Reformer, Biographer best known for writing "The Battle Hymn of the Republic"