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237 Famous Quotes by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
2/27/1807 - 3/24/1984
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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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Seize the loud, vociferous fells, and Clashing, clanging to the pavement Hurl them from their windy tower!

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

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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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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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My Book and Heart Shall never part.

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

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None but yourself who are your greatest foe.

Enemies Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Michael Angelo (pt. II, 3)

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Sweet April! many a thought Is wedded unto thee, as hearts are wed; Nor shall they fail, till, to its autumn brought, Life's golden fruit is shed.

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

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A solid man of Boston; A comfortable man with dividends, And the first salmon and the first green peas.

Boston Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: New England Tragedies--John Endicott (act IV)

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To the red rising moon, and loud and deep The nightingale is singing from the steep.

Nightingales Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Keats

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'Twas Easter-Sunday. The full-blossomed trees Filled all the air with fragrance and with joy.

Easter Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Spanish Student (act I, sc. 3)

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Hospitality sitting with gladness.

Hospitality Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Translation from Frithiof's Saga

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After a day of cloud and wind and rain Sometimes the setting sun breaks out again, And touching all the darksome woods with light, Smiles on the fields until they laugh and sing, Then like a ruby from the horizon's ring, Drops down into the night.

Sunset Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Hanging of the Crane (pt. VII)

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Every human heart is human.

Humanity Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Hiawatha (introduction, l. 91)

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Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime. And, departing, leave behind us footprints on the sands of time.

Fame Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Intelligence and courtesy not always are combined;Often in a wooden house a golden room we find.

Courtesy Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service

Charity Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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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

Emotion Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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The greatest firmness is the greatest mercy

Firmness Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Kind hearts are the gardens, Kind thoughts are the roots, Kind words are the flowers, Kind deeds are the fruits, Take care of your garden And keep out the weeds, Fill it with sunshine Kind words and kind deeds

Kindness Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Nor deem the irrevocable Past, As wholly wasted, wholly vain, If, rising on its wrecks, at last To something nobler we attain.

Growth Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Ladder of St. Augustine

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Our pleasures and our discontents, Are rounds by which we may ascend.

Growth Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Ladder of St. Augustine (st. 2)

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In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

Enemies Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Michael Angelo (pt. II, 3)

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The shades of night were falling fast, As through an Alpine village passed A youth, who bore, 'mid snow and ice A banner with the strange device, Excelsior!

Ambition Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Excelsior

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The music of the brook silenced all conversation.

Brooks Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Kavanagh (ch. XXI)

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