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237 Famous Quotes by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
2/27/1807 - 3/24/1984
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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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Even cities have their graves!

Cities Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Amalfi (st. 6)

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Where should the scholar live? In solitude, or in society? in the green stillness of the country, where he can hear the heart of Nature beat, or in the dark, gray town where he can hear and feel the throbbing heart of man?

Students Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Hyperion (bk. I, ch. VIII)

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Morality without religion is only a kind of dead reckoning,--an endeavor to find our place on a cloudy sea by measuring the distance we have run, but without any observation of the heavenly bodies.

Morality Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Kavanagh (ch. XIII)

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Though he was rough, he was kindly.

Kindness Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Courtship of Miles Standish (pt. III)

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World-wide apart, and yet akin, As showing that the human heart Beats on forever as of old.

Sympathy Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Tales of a Wayside Inn (pt. III, The Theologian's Tale, Interlude)

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Ah! vainest of all things Is the gratitude of kings.

Royalty Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Belisarius (st. 8)

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Be noble in every thought And in every deed!

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

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Noble by birth, yet nobler by great deeds.

Nobility Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Tales of a Wayside Inn (pt. III, The Student's Tale, Emma and Eginhard, l. 82)

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A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years' study of books.

Conversation Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Hyperion (ch. VII), quoted from the Chinese

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An angel with a trumpet said, "Forever more, forever more, The reign of violence is o'er!"

Cruelty Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: The Occultation of Orion (st. 6)

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I see, but cannot reach, the height That lies forever in the light.

Ambition Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Christus--The Golden Legend (p. II, A Village Church)

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The shades of night were falling fast, As through an Alpine village passed A youth, who bore, 'mid snow and ice A banner with the strange device, Excelsior!

Ambition Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Excelsior

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Glorious indeed is the world of God around us, but more glorious the world of God within us. There lies the Land of Song; there lies the poet's native land.

Intellect Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Hyperion (bk. I, ch. VIII)

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See, how the stream has overflowed Its banks, and o'er the meadow road Is spreading far and wide!

Brooks Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Christus--The Golden Legend (pt. III, sc. 7, The Nativity)

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The Rhine! the Rhine! a blessing on the Rhine!

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

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White swan of cities, slumbering in thy nest So wonderfully built among the reeds Of the lagoon, that fences thee and feeds, As sayeth thy old historian and thy guest!

Venice Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Venice

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You behold in me Only a travelling Physician; One of the few who have a mission To cure incurable diseases, Or those that are called so.

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

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Writ in the climate of heaven, in the language spoken by angels.

Language Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: The Children of the Lord's Supper (l. 262)

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For 'tis sweet to stammer one letter Of the Eternal's language;--on earth it is called Forgiveness!

Forgiveness Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: The Children of the Lord's Supper (l. 214)

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The pen became a clarion.

Pen Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Monte Cassino (st. 13)

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The song on its mighty pinions Took every living soul, and lifted it gently to heaven.

Songs Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Children of the Lord's Supper (l. 44)

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