William Wordsworth Quotes

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Born: April 7, 1770, Cockermouth, United Kingdom
Birth Country: UK
Died: Cumberland, United Kingdom, April 23, 1850
Occupation: Author

1.
But an old age serene and bright, and lovely as a Lapland night, shall lead thee to thy grave.
- William Wordsworth

2.
Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.
- William Wordsworth

3.
Faith is a passionate intuition.
- William Wordsworth

4.
For I have learned to look on nature, not as in the hour of thoughtless youth, but hearing oftentimes the still, sad music of humanity.
- William Wordsworth

5.
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers.
- William Wordsworth

6.
Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness.
- William Wordsworth

7.
How does the Meadow flower its bloom unfold? Because the lovely little flower is free down to its root, and in that freedom bold.
- William Wordsworth

8.
I listened, motionless and still And, as I mounted up the hill, The music in my heart I bore, Long after it was heard no more.
- William Wordsworth

9.
In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most, it is the honest man who doesn't know what he is doing.
- William Wordsworth

10.
Life is divided into three terms - that which was, which is, and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present, to live better in the future.
- William Wordsworth

11.
Nature never did betray the heart that loved her.
- William Wordsworth

12.
Not without hope we suffer and we mourn.
- William Wordsworth

13.
Pictures deface walls more often than they decorate them.
- William Wordsworth

14.
Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility.
- William Wordsworth

15.
Suffering is permanent, obscure and dark, And shares the nature of infinity.
- William Wordsworth

16.
That best portion of a man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love.
- William Wordsworth

17.
That though the radiance which was once so bright be now forever taken from my sight. Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower. We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.
- William Wordsworth

18.
The best portion of a good man's life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.
- William Wordsworth

19.
The child is father of the man.
- William Wordsworth

20.
The human mind is capable of excitement without the application of gross and violent stimulants and he must have a very faint perception of its beauty and dignity who does not know this.
- William Wordsworth

21.
The mind that is wise mourns less for what age takes away than what it leaves behind.
- William Wordsworth

22.
The world is too much with us late and soon, getting and spending, we lay waste our powers: Little we see in Nature that is ours.
- William Wordsworth

23.
When from our better selves we have too long been parted by the hurrying world, and droop. Sick of its business, of its pleasures tired, how gracious, how benign is solitude.
- William Wordsworth

24.
Wisdom is oftentimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.
- William Wordsworth

25.
With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things.
- William Wordsworth

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