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237 Famous Quotes by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
2/27/1807 - 3/24/1984
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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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It is Lucifer, The son of mystery; And since God suffers him to be, He, too, is God's minister, And labors for some good By us not understood.

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

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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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A feeling of sadness and longing that is not akin to pain, and resembles sorrow only as the mist resembles the rain.

Nostalgia Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Communication 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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And fast through the midnight dark and drear, Through the whistling sleet and snow, Like a sheeted ghost, the vessel swept Towards the reef of Norman's Woe.

Shipwreck Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Wreck of the Hesperus (st. 15)

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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

Heart Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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And the night shall be filled with music And the cares, that infest the day, Shall fold their tents, like the Arabs, And as silently steal away.

Night Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: The Day is Done

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Her silver voice Is the rich music of a summer bird, Heard in the still night, with its passionate cadence.

Voice Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: The Spirit of Poetry (l. 55)

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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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Listen, every one That listen may, unto a tale That's merrier than the nightingale. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Tales of a Wayside Inn (pt. III,),

Listening Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Tales of a Wayside Inn (pt. III,), The Sicilian's Tale--Interlude Before the Monk of Casal-Maggiore

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The song-birds leave us at the summer's close, Only the empty nests are left behind, And pipings of the quail among the sheaves.

Quail Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: The Harvest Moon

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Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind.

Reverie Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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There is no grief like the grief that does not speak

Grief 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.

Judgement Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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The holiest of all holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart; the secret anniversaries of the heart.

Major holidays Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Art is the child of Nature; yes, her darling child, in whom we trace the features of the mother's face, her aspect and her attitude.

Motherhood Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Nature is a revelation of God; Art is a revelation of man

Nature Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Youth comes but once in a lifetime

Youth Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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