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237 Famous Quotes by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
2/27/1807 - 3/24/1984
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There's not a ship that sails the ocean, But every climate, every soil, Must bring its tribute, great or small, And help to build the wooden wall!

Ships Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Building of the Ship (l. 66)

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And the wind plays on those great sonorous harps, the shrouds and masts of ships.

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

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Every dew-drop and rain-drop had a whole heaven within it.

Dew Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Hyperion (bk. III, ch. VII)

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As turning the logs will make a dull fire burn, so changes of studies a dull brain.

Study Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Drift-Wood--Table-Talk

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The things that have been and shall be no more, The things that are, and that hereafter shall be, The things that might have been, and yet were not, The fading twilight of joys departed.

Wonders Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Christus--Divine Tragedy--First Passover (III, Marriage in Cana)

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Oh, well has it been said, that there is no grief like the grief which does not speak!

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

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But noble souls, through dust and heat, Rise from disaster and defeat The stronger.

Trials Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: The Sifting of Peter (st. 7)

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Being all fashioned of the self-same dust, Let us be merciful as well as just.

Mercy Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Tales of a Wayside Inn (pt. III), The Student's Tale, Emma and Eginhard, l. 177

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See yonder little cloud, that, borne aloft So tenderly by the wind, floats fast away Over the snowy peaks!

Clouds Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Christus--The Golden Legend (pt. V, l. 145)

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By unseen hand uplifted in the light Of sunset, yonder solitary cloud Floats, with its white apparel blown abroad, And wafted up to heaven.

Clouds Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Michael Angelo (pt. II, 2)

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It is Lucifer, The son of mystery; And since God suffers him to be, He, too, is God's minister, And labors for some good By us not understood.

Devil Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Christus--The Golden Legend (epilogue, last stanza)

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Touch the goblet no more! It will make thy heart sore To its very core!

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

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And fast through the midnight dark and drear, Through the whistling sleet and snow, Like a sheeted ghost, the vessel swept Towards the reef of Norman's Woe.

Shipwreck Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Wreck of the Hesperus (st. 15)

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The tide rises, the tide falls, The twilight darkens, the curlew calls; . . . . The little waves, with their soft, white hands, Efface the footprints in the sands, And the tide rises, the tide falls.

Tides Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls

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I saw the long line of the vacant shore, The sea-weed and the shells upon the sand, And the brown rocks left bare on every hand, As if the ebbing tide would flow no more.

Tides Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: The Tides

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I stood on the bridge at midnight, As the clocks were striking the hour, And the moon rose over the city, Behind the dark church tower.

Midnight Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Bridge

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Midnight! the outpost of advancing day! The frontier town and citadel of night!

Midnight Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Two Rivers (pt. I)

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The sun is set; and in his latest beams Yon little cloud of ashen gray and gold, Slowly upon the amber air unrolled, The falling mantle of the Prophet seems.

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

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The twilight is sad and cloudy, The wind blows wild and free, And like the wings of sea-birds Flash the white caps of the sea.

Twilight Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Twilight

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

Art Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Talk not of wasted affection; affection never was wasted.

Romance Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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One half the world must sweat and groan that the other half may dream.

Dreams Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Well has it been said that there is no grief like the grief which does not speak.

Grief Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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To say the least, a town life makes one more tolerant and liberal in one's judgement of others.

Judgement Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Love gives itself; it is not bought.

Love Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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