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237 Famous Quotes by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
2/27/1807 - 3/24/1984
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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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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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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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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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