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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The sweetest thing that ever grew Beside a human door.

Sweetness Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: Lucy Gray (st. 2)

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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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The primal duties shine aloft, like stars; The charities that soothe, and heal, and bless Are scattered at the feet of Man, like flowers.

Duty Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: Excursion (bk. IX)

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Give unto me, made lowly wise, The spirit of self-sacrifice; The confidence of reason give; And in the light of truth thy Bondman let me live!

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

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Stern Daughter of the Voice of God.

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

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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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