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A Nation's Strength - Poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson

What makes a nation's pillars high
And its foundations strong?
What makes it mighty to defy
The foes that round it throng?

It is not gold. Its kingdoms grand
Go down in battle shock;
Its shafts are laid on sinking sand,
Not on abiding rock.

Is it the sword? Ask the red dust
Of empires passed away;
The blood has turned their stones to rust,
Their glory to decay.

And is it pride? Ah, that bright crown
Has seemed to nations sweet;
But God has struck its luster down
In ashes at his feet.

Not gold but only men can make
A people great and strong;
Men who for truth and honor's sake
Stand fast and suffer long.

Brave men who work while others sleep,
Who dare while others fly...
They build a nation's pillars deep
And lift them to the sky.


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Poems About Strength

  1. 1. A Nation's Strength , Ralph Waldo Emerson
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  3. 3. The Strength Of A Woman , Naomi Johnson
  4. 4. The Strength Of Fate , Euripides
  5. 5. Renewal Of Strength , Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
  6. 6. The Burden Of Strength , George Meredith
  7. 7. The Strength Of The Lonely , Vachel Lindsay
  8. 8. O God, The Rock Of My Whole Strength , John Wilbye
  9. 9. The Strength Of Fields , James Dickey
  10. 10. Love Is Strength , George MacDonald
  11. 11. God Our Strength , John Bowring
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