Quotation Explorer - 'Henry Wadsworth Longfellow'

Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
One if by land, two if by sea. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Think of your woods and orchards without birds!Of empty nests that cling to boughs and beamsAs in an idiot's brain remembered wordsHang empty 'mid the cobwebs of his dreams! - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
All things must change to something new, to something strange. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
It is curious to note the old sea-margins of human thought. Each subsiding century reveals some new mystery; we build where monsters used to hide themselves. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Give what you have. To some it may be better than you dare think. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining is let it rain. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Look not mournfully into the past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future, without fear. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
We judge ourselves by what we are capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Between the dark and the daylight, When the night is beginning to lower, Comes a pause in the day's occupations, That is known as the Children's Hour. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Sweet as the tender fragrance that survives,When martyred flowers breathe out their little lives,Sweet as a song that once consoled our pain,But never will be sung to us again,Is they remembrance. Now the hour of restHath come to thee. Sleep, darling: it is best. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The love of learning, the sequestered nooks,And all the sweet serenity of books - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Every arrow that flies feels the pull of the earth. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Sunday is the golden clasp that binds together the volume of the week. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Age is opportunity no less than youth itself. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Ah, Nothing is too late, till the tired heart shall cease to palpitate. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Kind hearts are the gardens, Kind thoughts are the roots, Kind words are the flowers, Kind deeds are the fruits, Take care of your garden And keep out the weeds, Fill it with sunshine, Kind words, and Kind deeds. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
There is no grief like the grief that does not speak. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Joy, temperance, and repose,Slam the door on the doctor's nose. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
As Unto the bow the the cord is ,So unto the man is woman;Though she bends him, she obeys him,Though she draws him , yet she follows:Useless each without the other. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Ah, how good it feels! The hand of an old friend. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Our hearts, our hopes, our prayers, our tears, our faith triumphant o’er our fears, are all with thee are all with thee! - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
All the means of action - the shapeless masses - the materials - lie everywhere about us. What we need is the celestial fire to change the flint into the transparent crystal, bright and clear. That fire is genius. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
And in despair I bowed my head;"There is no peace on earth," I said;"For hate is strong,And mocks the songOf peace on earth, good-will to men!"Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:"God is not dead, nor doth he sleep!The Wrong shall fail,the Right prevail,With peace on earth, good-will to men! - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
A torn jacket is soon mended, but hard words bruise the heart of a child. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
He that respects himself is safe from others. He wears a coat of mail that none can pierce. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Sometimes we may learn more from a man's errors, than from his virtues. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Age is opportunity no less Than youth itself, though in another dress, And as the evening twilight fades away The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
All are architects of fate. So look not mournfully into the past. It comes not back again. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Music is the universal language of mankind. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
And the night shall be filled with music, And the cares, that infest the day,Shall fold their tents like the Arabs,and silently steal away. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Nor deem the irrevocable PastAs wholly wasted, wholly vain, If, rising on its wrecks, at lastTo something nobler we attain. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
To say the least, a town life makes one more tolerant and liberal in one's judgement of others. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Doubtless criticism was originally benignant, pointing out the beauties of a work rather that its defects. The passions of men have made it malignant, as a bad heart of Procrustes turned the bed, the symbol of repose, into an instrument of torture. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The purpose of that apple tree is to grow a little new wood each year. That is what I plan to do. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
You know I say just what I think, and nothing more and less. I cannot say one thing and mean another. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Talk not of wasted affection, affection never was wasted, If it enrich not the heart of another, its waters returning Back to their springs, like the rain shall fill them full of refreshment; That which the fountain sends forth returns again to the fountain. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I do not believe anyone can be perfectly well, who has a brain and a heart - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Talk not of wasted affection; affection never was wasted. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Men of genius are often dull and inert in society, as a blazing meteor when it descends to earth, is only a stone. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Learn to labour and to wait. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I have you fast in my fortress,And will not let you depart,But put you down into the dungeon,In the round-tower of my heart,And there will I keep you forever,Yes, forever and a day,Till the walls shall crumble to ruin,And moulder in the dust away! - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Though the mills of God grind slowly, yet they grind exceeding small; Though with patience He stands waiting, with exactness grinds He all. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Art is the child of nature in whom we trace the features of the mothers face. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Well has it been said that there is no grief like the grief which does not speak. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Look not mournfully into the Past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the Present. In is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy Future, without fear, and a manly heart. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Let us, then be up and doing, With a heart for any fate; Still achieving, still pursuing, Learn to labour and to wait. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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