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237 Famous Quotes by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
2/27/1807 - 3/24/1984
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Out of the bosom of the Air, Out of the cloud-folds of her garments shaken, Over the woodlands brown and bare, Over the harvest-fields forsaken, Silent, and soft, and slow Descends the snow.

Snow Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Snow-Flakes

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Far off I hear the crowing of the cocks, And through the opening door that time unlocks Feel the fresh breathing of To-morrow creep.

Tomorrow Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: To-morrow

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To-morrow! the mysterious, unknown guest, Who cries to me: "Remember Barmecide, And tremble to be happy with the rest." And I make answer: "I am satisfied; I dare not ask; I know not what is best; God hath already said what shall betide."

Tomorrow Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: To-Morrow

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Never idle a moment, but thrifty and thoughtful of others.

Work Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Courtship of Miles Standish (pt. VIII, l. 46)

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For 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.

Feeling Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Courtship of Miles Standish (pt. VI, Priscilla, l. 12)

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Feeling is deep and still; and the word that floats on the surface Is as the tossing buoy, that betrays where the anchor is hidden.

Feeling Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Evangeline (pt. II, sc. 2, l. 212)

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So when a great man dies, For years beyond our ken, The light he leaves behind him lies Upon the paths of men.

Influence Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Charles Sumner (st. 9)

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For bells are the voice of the church; They have tones that touch and search The hearts of young and old.

Bells Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Bells of San Blas

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These bells have been anointed, And baptized with holy water!

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

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He heard the convent bell, Suddenly in the silence ringing For the service of noonday.

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

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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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Bell, thou soundest merrily, When the bridal party To the church doth hie! Bell, thou soundest solemnly, When, on Sabbath morning, Fields deserted lie!

Bells Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Hyperion (bk. III, ch. III), (quoted)

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It cometh into court and pleads the cause Of creatures dumb and unknown to the laws; And this shall make, in every Christian clime, The bell of Atri famous for all time. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,

Bells Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Tales of a Wayside Inn--The Sicilian's Tale--The Bell of Atri

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Well has the name of Pontifex been given Unto the Church's head, as the chief builder And architect of the invisible bridge That leads from earth to heaven.

Churches Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Golden Legend (V)

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Our hearts, our hopes, are all with thee, Our hearts, our hopes, our prayers, our tears, Our faith triumphant o'er our fears, Are all with thee,--are all with thee!

Love of country Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: The Building of the Ship

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And the fireflies, Wah-wah-taysee, Waved their torches to mislead him.

Fireflies Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Hiawatha

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Sometimes we may learn more from a man's error than from his virtues.

Errors Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Hyperion (bk. IV, ch. III)

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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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Multitudinous echoes awoke and died in the distance. . . . . And, when the echoes had ceased, like a sense of pain was the silence.

Echo Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Evangeline (pt. II, l. 56)

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It was Autumn, and incessant Piped the quails from shocks and sheaves, And, like living coals, the apples Burned among the withering leaves.

Autumn Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Pegasus in Pound

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The holiest of all holidays are those Kept by ourselves in silence and apart; The secret anniversaries of the heart, When the full river of feeling overflows;-- The happy days unclouded to their close; The sudden joys that our of darkness start As flames from ashes; swift desires that dart Like swallows singing down each wind that blows!

Holidays Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Holidays (l. 1)

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Great men stand like solitary towers in the city of God.

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

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It is a dream, sweet child! a waking dream, A blissful certainty, a vision bright, Of that rare happiness, which even on earth Heaven gives to those it loves.

Visions Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Spanish Student (act III, sc. 5)

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Day, like a weary pilgrim, had reached the western gate of heaven, and Evening stooped down to unloose the latchets of his sandal shoon.

Evening Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Hyperion (bk. IV, ch. V)

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