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237 Famous Quotes by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
2/27/1807 - 3/24/1984
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In the elder days of Art, Builders wrought with greatest care Each minute and unseen part; For the gods see everywhere.

Architecture Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: The Builders (st. 5)

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The architect Built his great heart into these sculptured stones, And with him toiled his children, and their lives Were builded, with his own, into the walls, As offerings unto God.

Architecture Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Christus--The Golden Legend (pt. III, In the Cathedral)

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Ah, to build, to build! That is the noblest of all the arts.

Architecture Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Michael Angelo (pt. I, II, l. 54)

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Merrily, merrily whirled the wheels of the dizzying dances Under the orchard-trees and down the path to the meadows; Old fold and young together, and children mingled among them.

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

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The picture that approaches sculpture nearest Is the best picture.

Painting Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Michael Angelo (pt. II, 4)

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I have a passion for ballad. . . . They are the gypsy children of song, born under green hedgerows in the leafy lanes and bypaths of literature,--in the genial Summertime.

Ballads Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Hyperion (bk. II, ch. II)

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He loved the twilight that surrounds The border-land of old romance; Where glitter hauberk, helm, and lance, And banner waves, and trumpet sounds, And ladies ride with hawk on wrist, And mighty warriors sweep along, Magnified by the purple mist, The dusk of centuries and of song.

Romance Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Prelude to Tales of a Wayside Inn (pt. V, l. 130)

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Romance is the poetry of literature.

Romance Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Prelude to Tales of a Wayside Inn (pt. V, l. 130)

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He the sweetest of all singers.

Singing Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Hiawatha (pt. VI, l. 21)

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Sang in tones of deep emotion Songs of love and songs of longing.

Singing Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Hiawatha (pt. XI, l. 136)

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God sent his Singers upon earth With songs of sadness and of mirth, That they might touch the hearts of men, And bring them back to heaven again.

Singing Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: The Singers

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They sing, they will pay. [Fr., Ils chantent, ils payeront.]

Singing Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: The Singers

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Resolve, and thou art free.

Resolution Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Masque of Pandora (pt. VI, In the Garden)

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Shepherds at the grange, Where the Babe was born, Sang with many a change, Christmas carols until morn.

Christmas Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: By the Fireside--A Christmas Carol (st. 3)

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I heard the bells on Christmas Day Their old, familiar carols play, And wild and sweet The words repeat Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

Christmas Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Christmas Bells (st. 1)

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Hail to the King of Bethlehem, Who weareth in his diadem The yellow crocus for the gem Of his authority!

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

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Sculpture is more divine, and more like Nature, That fashions all her works in high relief, And that is Sculpture. This vast ball, the Earth, Was moulded out of clay, and baked in fire; Men, women, and all animals that breathe Are statues, and not paintings.

Sculpture Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Michael Angelo (pt. III, 5)

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Sculpture is more than painting. It is greater To raise the dead to life than to create Phantoms that seem to live.

Sculpture Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Michael Angelo (pt. III, 5)

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The prayer of Ajax was for light; Through all that dark and desperate fight, The blackness of that noonday night.

Light Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: The Goblet of Life (st. 8)

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A face that had a story to tell. How different faces are in this particular! Some of them speak not. They are books in which not a line is written, save perhaps a date.

Faces Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Hyperion (bk. I, ch. IV)

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These faces in the mirrors Are but the shadows and phantoms of myself.

Faces Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Masque of Pandora (pt. II, The House of Epimetheus, l. 72)

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The light upon her face Shines from the windows of another world. Saints only have such faces.

Faces Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Michael Angelo (pt. II, 6)

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Since yesterday I have been in Alcala. Erelong the time will come, sweet Preciosa, When that dull distance shall no more divide us; And I no more shall scale thy wall by night To steal a kiss from thee, as I do now.

Expectation Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Spanish Student (act I, sc. 3)

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Kind messages, that pass from land to land; Kind letters, that betray the heart's deep history, In which we feel the pressure of a hand,-- One touch of fire,--and all the rest is mystery!

Post Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: The Seaside and Fireside--Dedication (st. 5)

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Build me straight. O worthy Master! Staunch and strong, a goodly vessel That shall laugh at all disaster, And with wave and whirlwind wrestle!

Ships Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Building of the Ship (l. 1)

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