Be inspired by these Edgar A. Guest quotes. He was a
poet whose work lives on today.
Most of his poems have motivational messages in them. He is well known
for his poem It Couldn't Be Done.
I first discovered Edgar A. Guest's work when I purchased his book, "Favorite Verse of Edgar A. Guest".
The book was published in 1950 and the poems in it are wonderful,
full of words of wisdom.
Be inspired by these inspirational quotes.
Keep your dreams, for in them lies
joy denied to men grown wise.
Edgar A. Guest Dream |
You are the person who has to decide.
Whether you'll do it or toss it aside...
Edgar A. Guest Decision |
Failure is ceasing to try! "Tis accepting defeat and to all you may meet
giving voice to a sigh
Edgar A Guest
Oh, you'll not be any poorer if you smile along your way,
and your lot will not be harder for the kindly things you say.
Edgar A Guest, It Isn't Costly
I never can hide myself from me; I see what others may never see;
I know what others may never know, I never can fool myself and so,
whatever happens I want to be self respecting and conscience free.
Edgar A Guest, Myself
Being Yourself |
At Christmas a man is at his finest towards the finish of the year;
he is almost what he should be when the Christmas seasons here.
Edgar A Guest
God has been good to men. He gave His Only Son their souls to save
Edgar A Guest, America
Good luck! That's all I'm saying, as you sail across the sea;
The best o' luck, in the parting, is the prayer you get from me.
Edgar A Guest, Good Luck
Oh, make us worthy, God, we pray, to do thy service here to-day;
endow us with the strength we need for every sacrificial deed!
Edgar A Guest, A Prayer, 1918
For there's never any laughter, howsoever far you roam, like
the laughter of the loved ones in the happiness of home.
Edgar A Guest, The Path to Home
God grant me these: the strength to do some needed service here;
the wisdom to be brave and true; the gift of vision clear, that in
each task that comes to me some purpose I may plainly see.
Edgar A Guest, A Plea
One never knows how far a word of kindness goes;
one never sees how far a smile of friendship flees.
Down, through the years, the deed forgotten reappears.
Edgar A Guest, Kindness
Words of Encouragement |
Let loose the sails of love and let them fill with breezes sweet
with tenderness to-day; scorn not the praises youthful lovers say;
romance is old, but it is lovely still.
Edgar A Guest, St. Valentine's Day
Valentines Day Quotes |
I'd like to think that here and there, when I am gone, there shall
remain a happier spot that might have not existed had I toiled for
gain; that some one's cheery voice and smile
shall prove that I had been worth while;
that I had paid with something fine my debt to God for life divine.
Edgar A Guest, Compensation
Quotes about Life |
I would rather be the daddy of a romping, roguish crew,
of a bright-eyed chubby laddie and a little girl or two, than
the monarch of a nation, in his high and lofty seat,
taking empty adoration from the subjects at his feet.
Edgar A Guest, Daddies
God grant that we shall never see our country slave to lust and greed;
God grant that here all men shall be united by a common creed.
Edgar A Guest, Our Country
Some have the gift of song and some possess the gift of silver speech,
some have the gift of leadership and some the ways of life can teach.
Edgar A Guest, The Gift of Play
The children bring us laughter, and the children bring us tears;
they string our joys, like jewels bright, upon the thread of years;
they bring the bitterest cares we know, their mothers' sharpest pain,
then smile our world to loveliness, like sunshine after rain.
Edgar A Guest, The Children
So keep your faith in the God above,
and faith in the righteous truth, it shall bring you back to the
absent love, and the joys of a vanished youth.
Edgar A Guest, Faith
When an old man gets to thinking of the years he's traveled through, he
hears again the laughter of the little ones he knew.
He isn't counting money, and he isn't planning schemes;
he's at home with friendly people in the shadow of his dreams.
Edgar A Guest, When An Old Man Gets to Thinking
Men talk too much of gold and fame, And not enough about a name;
and yet a good name's better far than all earth's glistening jewels are.
who holds his name above all price and chooses every sacrifice to keep
his earthly record clear, can face the world without a fear.
Edgar A Guest, A Good Name
We've never seen the Father here, but we have known the Son,
the finest type of manhood since the world was first begun.
And, summing up the works of God, I write with reverent pen,
the greatest is the Son He sent to cheer the lives of men.
Edgar A Guest, Thoughts of a Father
Words of Faith |
I do not ask a store of wealth, nor special gift of power;
I hope always for strength and health to brave each troubled hour.
Edgar A Guest, Names and Faces
An' there's never a bush or a plant or a tree, but somebody loved it of
old. An' the souls of the angels come talkin' to me through the petals
of crimson an' gold.
Edgar A Guest, Living Flowers
These joys are free to all who live, the rich and poor, the great and low:
the charms which kindness has to give, the smiles which friendship may
the honor of a well-spent life, the glory of a purpose true,
high courage in the stress of strife, and peace when every task is through.
Edgar A Guest, The Common Joys
I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day;
I'd rather one should walk with me than merely tell the way.
Edgar A. Guest Wise |
For Age is not alone of time, or we should never see
men old and bent at forty and men young at seventy-three.
Edgar A. Guest Age |
The best and the worst of you gleaming in all that you say and do,
and the ting that counts isn't money, or glory, or power, but YOU!
Edgar A. Guest Believe In Yourself |
Don't give up, what've you do;
Eyes front, head high to the finish.
See it through!
Edgar A. Guest Perseverance |
The best of all the preachers are the men who live their creeds.
Edgar A. Guest Example |
You ought to be true for the sake of the folks who think you are true.
You never should stoop to a deed that your folks think you would not do.
If you are false to yourself, be the blemish but small, you have injured your
folks; you have been false to them all.
Edgar A. Guest Honesty |
Be a friend. You don't need money:
just a disposition sunny...
Edgar A. Guest Friend |
Just start to sing as you tackle the thing
that "cannot be done," and you'll do it.
Edgar A. Guest Music |