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237 Famous Quotes by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
2/27/1807 - 3/24/1984
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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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For age is opportunity no less than youth itself, though in another dress, and as the evening twilight fades away, the sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.

Youth Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Art is long, and Time is fleeting, And out hearts, though stout and brave, Still, like muffled drums, are beating Funeral marches to the grave.

Proverbs Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: A Psalm of Life (st. 4)

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Still achieving, still pursuing, Learn to labour and to wait.

Proverbs Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: A Psalm of Life (st. 9)

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They, the holy ones and weakly, Who the cross of suffering bore, Folded their pale hands so meekly, Spake with us on earth no more!

Suffering Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Footsteps of Angels (st. 5)

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Men as a whole judge more with their eyes than with their hands.

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

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I heard the trailing garments of the Night Sweep through her marble halls.

Night Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Hymn to the Night

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So many ghosts, and forms of fright, Have started from their graves to-night, They have driven sleep from mine eyes away; I will go down to the chapel and pray.

Apparitions Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: The Golden Legend (pt. IV)

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Write on your doors the saying wise and old, "Be bold! be bold!" and everywhere--"Be bold; Be not too bold!" Yet better the excess That the defect; better the more than less; Better like Hector in the field to die, Than like a perfumed Paris turn and fly.

Courage Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Morituri Salutamus

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Enjoy the spring of love and youth, To some good angel leave the rest, For time will teach thee soon the truth, "There are no birds in last year's nest."

Past Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: It is not always May

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The glory of Him who Hung His masonry pendant on naught, when the world He created.

Glory Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: The Children of the Lord's Supper (l. 177)

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Night after night, He sat and bleared his eyes with books.

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

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Look not mournfully into the Past; it comes not back again. Wisely improve the Present; it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy Future without fear and with a manly heart.

Future Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Hyperion

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The joy of meeting not unmixed with pain.

Meeting Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Morituri Salutamus (l. 113)

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Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, Only a signal shown and a distant voice in the darkness: So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, Only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,

Meeting Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Tales of a Wayside Inn--The Theologian's Tale--Elizabeth (pt. IV)

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

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

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At first laying down, as a fact fundamental, That nothing with God can be accidental.

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

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Rule by patience, Laughing Water!

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

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Still achieving, still pursuing, Learn to labour and to wait.

Patience Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: A Psalm of Life (st. 9)

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All things come round to him who will but wait.

Patience Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Tales of a Wayside Inn--The Student's Tale (pt. I)

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