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101 Famous Quotes by William Wordsworth
4/7/1770 - 4/23/1850
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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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This flower that first appeared as summer's guest Preserves her beauty 'mid autumnal leaves And to her mournful habits fondly cleaves.

Love lies bleeding Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: Love Lies Bleeding

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And when a damp Fell round the path of Milton, in his hand The Thing became a trumpet; whence he blew Soul-animating strains--alas! too few.

Blindness Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: Miscellaneous Sonnets, Pt. II, Scorn Not the Sonnet; Critic, You Have Frowned

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Never did sun more beautifully steep In his first splendor, valley, rock, or hill; Ne'er saw I, never felt, a calm so deep! The river glideth at his own sweet will. Dear God! the very houses seem asleep; And all that mighty heart is lying still.

Thames river Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: Sonnet--Composed upon Westminster Bridge

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There's something in a flying horse, There's something in a huge balloon.

Wonders Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: Peter Bell (prologue, st. 1)

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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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But hearing oftentimes The still, sad music of humanity.

Humanity Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: Tintern Abbey

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Sweet Mercy! to the gates of Heaven This minstrel lead, his sins forgiven; The rueful conflict, the heart riven With vain endeavour, And memory of earth's bitter leaven Effaced forever.

Mercy Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: Thoughts Suggested on the Banks of the Nith

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The bane of all that dread the Devil!

Devil Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: The Idiot Boy (st. 67)

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Or shipwrecked, kindles on the coast False fires, that others may be lost.

Shipwreck Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: To the Lady Fleming

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Meek Walton's heavenly memory.

Fishermen Quotes, by William Wordsworth , Source: Ecclesiastical Sonnets (pt. III, no. 5)

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Faith is a passionate intuition.

Faith Quotes, by William Wordsworth

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Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.

Literary Quotes, by William Wordsworth

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In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most, it is the honest man who doesn't know what he is doing.

Business Quotes, by William Wordsworth

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That best portion of a good man's life, His little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.

Kindness Quotes, by William Wordsworth

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For I have learned to look on nature, not as in the hour of thoughtless youth, but hearing oftentimes the still, sad music of humanity.

Nature Quotes, by William Wordsworth

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Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness.

Golf Quotes, by William Wordsworth

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What is pride? A whizzing rocket that would emulate a star.

Pride Quotes, by William Wordsworth

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Wisdom is ofttimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by William Wordsworth

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Thought and theory must precede all salutary action; yet action is nobler in itself than either thought or theory.

Action Quotes, by William Wordsworth

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Pictures deface walls more often than they decorate them.

Art and artists Quotes, by William Wordsworth

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The child is father of the man.

Children / youth Quotes, by William Wordsworth

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From the body of one guilty deed a thousand ghostly fears and haunting thoughts proceed.

Guilt Quotes, by William Wordsworth

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I listened, motionless and still; And, as I mounted up the hill, The music in my heart I bore, Long after it was heard no more.

Music Quotes, by William Wordsworth

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In that sweet mood when pleasant thoughts bring sad thoughts to the mind.

Reverie Quotes, by William Wordsworth

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