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101 Famous Quotes by William Wordsworth
4/7/1770 - 4/23/1850
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Bright flowers, whose home is everywhere Bold in maternal nature's care And all the long year through the heir Of joy and sorrow, Methinks that there abides in thee Some concord with humanity, Given to no other flower I see The forest through.

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

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The poet's darling.

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

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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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Huge and mighty forms that do not live like living men, moved slowly through the mind by day and were trouble to my dreams.

Dreams Quotes, by William Wordsworth

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

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

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I heard a Stock-dove sing or say His homely tale, this very day; His voice was buried among trees, Yet to be come at by the breeze: He did not cease; but cooed--and cooed: And somewhat pensively he wooed: He sang of love, with quiet blending, Slow to begin, and never ending; Of serious faith, and inward glee; That was the song,--the song for me!

Doves Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: O Nightingale! Thou Surely Art

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The soft blue sky did never melt Into his heart; he never felt The witching of the soft blue sky!

Sky Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: Peter Bell (pt. I, st. 15)

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The child is father of the man.

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

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Be wise to-day; 'tis madness to defer.

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

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How commentators each dark passage shun, And hold their farthing candle to the sun.

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

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Thoughts shut up want air, And spoil like bales unopen'd to the sun.

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

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I look for ghosts; but none will force Their way to me; 'tis falsely said That even there was intercourse Between the living and the dead.

Apparitions Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: Affliction of Margaret

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There is a Yew-tree, pride of Lorton Vale, Which to this day stands single, in the midst Of its own darkness, as it stood of yore.

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

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Sad fancies do we then affect, In luxury of disrespect To our own prodigal excess Of too familiar happiness.

Fancy Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: Ode to Lycoris

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And hear the mighty stream of tendency Uttering, for elevation of our thought, A clear sonorous voice, inaudible To the vast multitude.

Evolution Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: Excursion (IX, 87)

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Sensations sweet, Felt in the blood, and felt along the heart.

Feeling Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey

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My eyes are dim with childish tears, My heart is idly stirred, For the same sound is in my ears Which in those days I heard.

Sound Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: The Fountain

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There is a luxury in self-dispraise; And inward self-disparagement affords To meditative spleen a grateful feast.

Self-examination Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: The Excursion (bk. IV)

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Much converse do I find in thee, Historian of my infancy! Float near me; do not yet depart! Dead times revive in thee: Thou bring'st, gay creature as thou art! A solemn image to my heart.

Butterflies Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: To a Butterfly

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Wrongs unredressed, or insults unavenged.

Wrongs Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: The Excursion (bk. III, l. 377)

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But shapes that come not at an earthly call, Will not depart when mortal voices bid.

Visions Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: Dion (V)

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O joy! that in our embers Is something that doth live.

Fire Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: Ode (IV, 53), (Knight's edition)

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Methought I say the footsteps of a throne. - William Wordsworth,

Footsteps Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: Miscellaneous Sonnets--Methought I Saw the Footsteps of a Throne

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She dwelt among the untrodden ways Beside the springs of Dove, A maid whom there were none to praise And very few to love.

Obscurity Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: She Dwelt Among the Untrodden Ways

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Small service is true service while it lasts: Of humblest friends, bright Creature! scorn not one; The Daisy, by the shadow that it casts, Protects the lingering dew drop from the Sun.

Service Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: To a Child: Written in Her Album

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