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237 Famous Quotes by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
2/27/1807 - 3/24/1984
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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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Such songs have power to quiet The restless pulse of care, And come like the benediction That follows after prayer.

Songs Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: The Day is Done (st. 9)

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Listen to that song, and learn it! Half my kingdom would I give, As I live, If by such songs you would earn it.

Songs Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Tales of a Wayside Inn (pt. I, The Musician's Tale, The Saga of King Olaf, pt. V)

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Saint Augustine! well hast thou said, That of our vices we can frame A ladder, if we will but tread Beneath our feet each deed of shame.

Vice Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: The Ladder of St. Augustine (st. 1)

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The world loves a spice of wickedness.

Wickedness Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Hyperion (ch. VII, bk. I)

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Very hot and still the air was, Very smooth the gliding river, Motionless the sleeping shadows.

Summer Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Hiawatha (pt. XVIII, l. 54)

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O summer day beside the joyous sea! O summer day so wonderful and white, So full of gladness and so full of pain! Forever and forever shalt thou be To some the gravestone of a dead delight, To some the landmark of a new domain.

Summer Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Summer Day by the Sea

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I should think your tongue has broken its chain.

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

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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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Do you ne'er think what wondrous beings these? Do you ne'er think who made them, and who taught The dialect they speak, where melodies Alone are the interpreters of thought? Whose household words are songs in many keys, Sweeter than instrument of man e'er caught! - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,

Birds Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Tales of a Wayside Inn--The Poet's Tale--The Birds of Killingworth

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In the thickets and the meadows Piped the bluebird, the Owaissa. On the summit of the lodges Sang the robin, the Opechee.

Bluebirds Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Hiawatha (pt. XXI)

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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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This is the forest primeval.

Trees Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Evangeline (introduction)

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For thine own purpose, thou hast sent The strife and the discouragement!

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

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Your supper is like the Hidalgo's dinner; very little meat, and a great deal of tablecloth.

Eating Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Spanish Student (act I, sc. 4)

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The atmosphere Breathes rest and comfort and the many chambers Seem full of welcomes.

Inns Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Masque of Pandora (pt. V, l. 33)

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A region of repose it seems, A place of slumber and of dreams.

Inns Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Tales of a Wayside Inn (pt. I, prelude, l. 18)

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O child! O new-born denizen Of life's great city! on thy head The glory of morn is shed, Like a celestial benison! Here at the portal thou dost stand, And with thy little hand Thou openest the mysterious gate Into the future's undiscovered land.

Babyhood Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: To a Child

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Be still, sad heart, and cease repining; Behind the clouds the sun is shining; Thy fate is the common fate of all, Into each life some rain must fall, Some days must be dark and dreary.

Rain Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: An April Day

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The ceaseless rain is falling fast, And yonder gilded vane, Immovable for three days past, Points to the misty main.

Rain Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Travels by the Fireside (st. 1)

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Down sank the great red sun, and in golden, glimmering vapors Veiled the light of his face, like the Prophet descending from Sinai.

Sunset Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Evangeline (pt. I, sec. IV)

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The star of the unconquered will, He rises in my breast, Serene, and resolute, and still, And calm, and self-possessed.

Will Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: The Light of Stars (st. 7)

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