In Memoriam Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from In Memoriam
  1. #1
    “My own dim life should teach me this,
    That life shall live for evermore,
    Else earth is darkness at the core,
    And dust and ashes all that is.”
  2. #2
    “That loss is common would not make
    My own less bitter, rather more:
    Too common! Never morning wore
    To evening, but some heart did break.”
  3. #3
    “I falter where I firmly trod,
    And falling with my weight of cares
    Upon the great world’s altar-stairs
    That slope thro’ darkness up to God,
    I stretch lame hands of faith, and grope,
    And gather dust and chaff, and call
    To what I feel is Lord of all,
    And faintly trust the larger hope.”
  4. #4
    “I hold it truth, with him who sings
    To one clear harp in divers tones,
    That men may rise on stepping-stones
    Of their dead selves to higher things.”
  5. #5
    “In words, like weeds, I’ll wrap me o’er,
    Like coarsest clothes against the cold:
    But that large grief which these enfold
    Is given in outline and no more.”
  6. #6
    “I watch thee from the quiet shore;
    Thy spirit up to mine can reach;
    But in dear words of human speech
    We two communicate no more.”
  7. #7
    “For words, like Nature, half reveal
    and half conceal the Soul within.”
  8. #8
    “Till at the last arose the man;
    Who throve and branch’d from clime to clime.”
  9. #9
    “Are God and Nature then at strife,
    That Nature lends such evil dreams?
    So careful of the type she seems,
    So careless of the single life”
  10. #10
    “And gazing on thee, sullen tree,
    Sick for thy stubborn hardihood.”
  1. #11
    “And all at once it seem’d at last
    The living soul was flashed on mine.”
  2. #12
    “Oh, yet we trust that somehow good
    Will be the final goal of ill. ”
  3. #13
    “Can calm despair and wild unrest
    Be tenants of a single breast?”
  4. #14
    “O Sorrow, cruel fellowship
    O Priestess in the vaults of Death”
  5. #15
    “Strong Son of God, immortal Love,
    Whom we, that have not seen thy face,
    By faith, and faith alone, embrace,
    Believing where we cannot prove;”
  6. #16
    “Like Paul with beasts, I fought with Death.”
  7. #17
    “Yet less of sorrow lives in me
    For days of happy commune dead;
    Less yearning for the friendship fled,
    Than some strong bond which is to be.”
  8. #18
    “My lighter moods are like to these,
    That out of words a comfort win;
    But there are other griefs within,
    And tears that at their fountain freeze;”
  9. #19
    “Thou seemest human and divine.”
  10. #20
    “Tis better to have loved and lost
    Than never to have loved at all.”
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