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237 Famous Quotes by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
2/27/1807 - 3/24/1984
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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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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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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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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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Spake full well, in language quaint and olden, One who dwelleth by the castled Rhine, When he call'd the flowers, so blue and golden, Stars that on earth's firmament do shine.

Daisies Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Flowers (st. 1)

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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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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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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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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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The music of the brook silenced all conversation.

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

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The swallow is come! The swallow is come! O, fair are the seasons, and light Are the days that she brings, With her dusky wings, And her bosom snowy white!

Swallows Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Hyperion (bk. II, ch. I)

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Softly the evening came. The sun from the western horizon Like a magician extended his golden want o'er the landscape; Trinkling vapors arose; and sky and water and forest Seemed all on fire at the touch, and melted and mingled together.

Sunset Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Evangeline (pt. II, sec. II)

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Happy art thou, as if every day thou hadst picked up a horseshoe.

Luck Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Evangeline (pt. I, st. 2)

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What else remains for me? Youth, hope and love; To build a new life on a ruined life.

Expectation Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Masque of Pandora--In the Garden (pt. VIII)

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Tell your master that if there were as many devils at Worms as tiles on its roofs, I would enter.

Devil Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Christus--The Golden Legend (epilogue, last stanza)

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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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Life is real! Life is earnest! And the grave is not its goal; Dust thou art, to dust returnest, Was not spoken of the soul. Tell me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an empty dream! For the soul is dead that slumbers, And things are not what they seem.

Life Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Then read from the treasured volume The poem of thy choice, And lend to the rhyme of the poet The beauty of thy voice.

Voice Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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That beautiful season . . . the Summer of All-Saints! Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.

Summer Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Evangeline (pt. I, st. 2)

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And the hooded clouds, like friars, Tell their beads in drops of rain.

Rain Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Midnight Mass for the Dying Year (st. 4)

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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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Trust no future, howe'er pleasant! Let the dead past bury its dead! Act,--act in the living Present! Heart within and God o'erhead.

Future Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: A Psalm of Life

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