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237 Famous Quotes by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
2/27/1807 - 3/24/1984
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I heard the bells on Christmas Day; their old familiar carols play, and wild and sweet the word repeat of peace on earth, good-will to men!

Christmas Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Sadness Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Ah, yes, the sea is still and deep, All things within its bosom sleep! A single step, and all is o'er, A plunge, a bubble, and no more.

Suicide Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Christus--The Golden Legend (pt. V)

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Thy voice Is a celestial melody.

Voice Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Masque of Pandora (pt. V)

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Even the blackest of them all, the crow, Renders good service as your man-at-arms, Crushing the beetle in his coat of mail, And crying havoc on the slug and snail. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,

Crows Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Tales of a Wayside Inn--The Poet's Tale--Birds of Killingworth (st. 19)

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Good-night! good-night! as we so oft have said Beneath this roof at midnight, in the days That are no more, and shall no more return. Thou hast but taken up thy lamp and gone to bed; I stay a little longer, as one stays To cover up the embers that still burn.

Parting Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Three Friends of Mine (pt. IV)

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There's a brave fellow! There's a man of pluck! A man who's not afraid to say his say, Though a whole town's against him.

Bravery Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Christus (pt. III, John Endicott, act II, sc. 2)

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I love the season well When forest glades are teeming with bright forms, Nor dark and many-folded clouds foretell The coming of storms.

April Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: An April Day (st. 8)

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Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.

Ambition Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Drift-Wood--Table-Talk

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Beneath me flows the Rhine, and, like the stream of Time, it flows amid the ruins of the Past.

Rhine river Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Hyperion (bk. I, ch. III)

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Two ways the rivers Leap down to different seas, and as they roll Grow deep and still, and their majestic presence Becomes a benefaction to the towns They visit, wandering silently among them, Like patriarchs old among their shining tents.

Rivers Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Christus--The Golden Legend (pt. V)

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Then from the neighboring thicket the mockingbird, wildest of singers, Swinging aloft on a willow spray that hung o'er the water. Shook from his little throat such floods of delirious music, That the whole air and the woods and the waves seemed silent to listen.

Mockingbirds Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Evangeline (pt. II, st. 2)

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Chill airs and wintry winds! my ear Has grown familiar with your song; I hear it in the opening year, I listen, and it cheers me long.

Wind Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Woods in Winter (st. 7)

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They sing, they will pay. [Fr., Ils chantent, ils payeront.]

Singing Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: The Singers

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Feet that run on willing errands!

Feet Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Hiawatha (pt. X, Hiawatha's Wooing, l. 33)

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Sculpture is more than painting. It is greater To raise the dead to life than to create Phantoms that seem to live.

Sculpture Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Michael Angelo (pt. III, 5)

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A feeling of sadness and longing, That is not akin to pain, And resembles sorrow only As the mist resembles the rain.

Sadness Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: The Day is Done (st. 3)

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The sun is set; and in his latest beams Yon little cloud of ashen gray and gold, Slowly upon the amber air unrolled, The falling mantle of the Prophet seems.

Twilight Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: A Summer Day by the Sea

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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.

Fame Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.

Simplicity Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.

Judgment Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Kavanagh (ch. I)

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Oh, there is something in that voice that reaches The innermost recesses of my spirit!

Voice Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Christus (pt. I, The Divine Tragedy, The First Passover, pt. VI)

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Darkness of slumber and death, forever sinking and sinking.

Darkness Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Evangeline (pt. II, V, l. 108)

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The bells themselves are the best of preachers, Their brazen lips are learned teachers, From their pulpits of stone, in the upper air, Sounding aloft, without crack or flaw, Shriller than trumpets under the Law, Now a sermon and now a prayer.

Bells Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Christus--The Golden Legend (pt. III)

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Day of the Lord, as all our days should be!

Sabbath Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Christus (pt. III, John Endicott, act I, sc. 2)

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