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237 Famous Quotes by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
2/27/1807 - 3/24/1984
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The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service

Charity Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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I heard the bells on Christmas Day; their old familiar carols play, and wild and sweet the word repeat of peace on earth, good-will to men!

Christmas Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.

Sadness Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Ah, yes, the sea is still and deep, All things within its bosom sleep! A single step, and all is o'er, A plunge, a bubble, and no more.

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

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Darkness of slumber and death, forever sinking and sinking.

Darkness Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Evangeline (pt. II, V, l. 108)

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Day of the Lord, as all our days should be!

Sabbath Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Christus (pt. III, John Endicott, act I, sc. 2)

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Even the blackest of them all, the crow, Renders good service as your man-at-arms, Crushing the beetle in his coat of mail, And crying havoc on the slug and snail. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,

Crows Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Tales of a Wayside Inn--The Poet's Tale--Birds of Killingworth (st. 19)

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Good-night! good-night! as we so oft have said Beneath this roof at midnight, in the days That are no more, and shall no more return. Thou hast but taken up thy lamp and gone to bed; I stay a little longer, as one stays To cover up the embers that still burn.

Parting Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Three Friends of Mine (pt. IV)

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There's a brave fellow! There's a man of pluck! A man who's not afraid to say his say, Though a whole town's against him.

Bravery Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Christus (pt. III, John Endicott, act II, sc. 2)

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I love the season well When forest glades are teeming with bright forms, Nor dark and many-folded clouds foretell The coming of storms.

April Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: An April Day (st. 8)

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Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.

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

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Beneath me flows the Rhine, and, like the stream of Time, it flows amid the ruins of the Past.

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

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Two ways the rivers Leap down to different seas, and as they roll Grow deep and still, and their majestic presence Becomes a benefaction to the towns They visit, wandering silently among them, Like patriarchs old among their shining tents.

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

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Then from the neighboring thicket the mockingbird, wildest of singers, Swinging aloft on a willow spray that hung o'er the water. Shook from his little throat such floods of delirious music, That the whole air and the woods and the waves seemed silent to listen.

Mockingbirds Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Evangeline (pt. II, st. 2)

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The sparrows chirped as if they still were proud Their race in Holy Writ should mentioned be. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,

Sparrows Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Tales of a Wayside Inn--The Poet's Tale--The Birds of Killingworth (st. 2)

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'Twas Easter-Sunday. The full-blossomed trees Filled all the air with fragrance and with joy.

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

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Hospitality sitting with gladness.

Hospitality Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Translation from Frithiof's Saga

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The day is cold, and dark, and dreary; It rains, and the wind in never weary; The vine still clings to the mouldering wall, But at every gust the dead leaves fall, And the day is dark and dreary.

Rain Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: The Rainy Day

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After a day of cloud and wind and rain Sometimes the setting sun breaks out again, And touching all the darksome woods with light, Smiles on the fields until they laugh and sing, Then like a ruby from the horizon's ring, Drops down into the night.

Sunset Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Hanging of the Crane (pt. VII)

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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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Feet that run on willing errands!

Feet Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Hiawatha (pt. X, Hiawatha's Wooing, l. 33)

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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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Every human heart is human.

Humanity Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: Hiawatha (introduction, l. 91)

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A feeling of sadness and longing, That is not akin to pain, And resembles sorrow only As the mist resembles the rain.

Sadness Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Source: The Day is Done (st. 3)

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The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well, and doing well whatever you do without thought of fame. If it comes at all it will come because it is deserved, not because it is sought after.

Fame Quotes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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