Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes

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Born: February 27, 1807, Portland, Maine, USA
Birth Country: USA
Died: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, March 24, 1882
Occupation: Author

1.
A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

2.
All things must change to something new, to something strange.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

3.
Each morning sees some task begun, each evening sees it close Something attempted, something done, has earned a night's repose.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

4.
Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

5.
For age is opportunity no less Than youth itself, though in another dress, And as the evening twilight fades away The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

6.
For his heart was in his work, and the heart giveth grace unto every art.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

7.
Heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight but, while their companions slept, they were toiling upward in the night.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

8.
However things may seem, no evil thing is success and no good thing is failure.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

9.
If we could read the secret history of our enemies we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

10.
Intelligence and courtesy not always are combined Often in a wooden house a golden room we find.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

11.
It is difficult to know at what moment love begins it is less difficult to know that it has begun.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

12.
It takes less time to do a thing right, than it does to explain why you did it wrong.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

13.
Lives of great men all remind us, we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us, footprints on the sands of time.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

14.
Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

15.
Men of genius are often dull and inert in society as the blazing meteor, when it descends to earth, is only a stone.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

16.
Method is more important than strength, when you wish to control your enemies. By dropping golden beads near a snake, a crow once managed To have a passer-by kill the snake for the beads.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

17.
Morality without religion is only a kind of dead reckoning - an endeavor to find our place on a cloudy sea by measuring the distance we have run, but without any observation of the heavenly bodies.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

18.
Music is the universal language of mankind.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

19.
People demand freedom only when they have no power.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

20.
Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

21.
Resolve and thou art free.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

22.
Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

23.
The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

24.
The counterfeit and counterpart of Nature is reproduced in art.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

25.
The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

26.
The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

27.
The strength of criticism lies in the weakness of the thing criticized.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

28.
The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well, and doing well whatever you do without thought of fame. If it comes at all it will come because it is deserved, not because it is sought after.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

29.
There are moments in life, when the heart is so full of emotion That if by chance it be shaken, or into its depths like a pebble Drops some careless word, it overflows, and its secret, Spilt on the ground like water, can never be gathered together.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

30.
There is no grief like the grief that does not speak.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

31.
Therefore trust to thy heart, and to what the world calls illusions.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

32.
Thought takes man out of servitude, into freedom.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

33.
When she had passed, it seemed like the ceasing of exquisite music.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

34.
Whenever nature leaves a hole in a person's mind, she generally plasters it over with a thick coat of self-conceit.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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