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101 Famous Quotes by William Wordsworth
4/7/1770 - 4/23/1850
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Life's cares are comforts; such by heaven design'd He that has none, must make them or be wretched.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: My Heart Leaps Up

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He could afford to suffer With those whom he saw suffer.

Suffering Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: Excursion (I, 370)

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Of vast circumference and gloom profound, This solitary Tree! A living thing Produced too slowly ever to decay; Of form and aspect too magnificent To be destroyed.

Yew Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: Yew-Trees

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Two voices are there; one is of the sea, One of the mountains: each a mighty Voice.

Voice Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: Thought of a Briton on the Subjugation of Switzerland

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Meek Nature's evening comment on the shows That for oblivion that their daily birth From all the fuming vanities of earth.

Vanity Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: Sonnet--Sky--Prospect from the Plain of France

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Art thou the bird whom Man loves best, The pious bird with the scarlet breast, Our little English Robin; The bird that comes about our doors When autumn winds are sobbing?

Robins Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: The Redbreast Chasing the Butterfly

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The swan on still St. Mary's lake Float double, swan and shadow!

Swans Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: Yarrow Unvisited

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Like an army defeated The snow hath retreated, And now doth fare ill On the top of the bare hill; The Ploughboy is whooping--anon--anon! There's joy in the mountains: There's life in the fountains; Small clouds are sailing, Blue sky prevailing; The rain is over and gone.

March Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: Written in March

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And beauty, for confiding youth, Those shocks of passion can prepare That kill the bloom before its time, And blanch, without the owner's crime, The most resplendent hair.

Passion Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: Lament of Mary, Queen of Scots

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A man he seems of cheerful yesterdays, And confident to-morrows.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: The Excursion

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We take no note of time But from its loss.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: My Heart Leaps Up

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Among the dwellings framed by birds In field or forest with nice care, Is none that with the little wren's In snugness may compare.

Wrens Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: A Wren's Nest

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The cattle are grazing, Their heads never raising: There are forty feeding like one!

Animals Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: The Cock is Crowing

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Like--but oh! how different!

Echo Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: Yes, it Was the Mountain Echo

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Who art a light to guide, a rod To check the erring, and reprove.

Duty Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: Ode to Duty

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Now when the primrose makes a splendid show, And lilies face the March-winds in full blow, And humbler growths as moved with one desire Put on, to welcome spring, their best attire, Poor Robin is yet flowerless; but how gay With his red stalks upon this sunny day!

Robins Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: Poor Robin

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Stay, little cheerful Robin! stay, And at my easement sing, Though it should prove a farewell lay And this our parting spring. . . . . Then, little Bird, this boon confer, Come, and my requiem sing, Nor fail to be the harbinger Of everlasting spring.

Robins Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: To a Redbreast--In Sickness

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The marble index of a mind forever Voyaging through strange seas of thought, alone.

Sculpture Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: The Prelude (bk. III)

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A host of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Daffodils Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud

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We meet thee, like a pleasant thought, When such are wanted.

Daisies Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: To the Daisy

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Thou unassuming Commonplace Of Nature.

Daisies Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: To the Same Flower

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Up from the sea, the wild north wind is blowing Under the sky's gray arch; Smiling I watch the shaken elm boughs, knowing It is the wind of March.

March Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: Written in March

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Never to blend our pleasure or our pride With sorrow of the meanest thing that feels.

Humanity Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: Hart-Leap Well (pt. II)

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How blessings brighten as they take their flight.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: My Heart Leaps Up

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A few strong instincts and a few plain rules.

Instinct Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: Alas! What Boots the Long Laborious Quest?

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