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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes

111 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow quotes:

"I feel a kind of reverence for the first books of young authors. There is so much aspiration in them, so much audacious hope and trembling fear, so much of the heart's history, that all errors and shortcomings are for a while lost sight of in the amiable self assertion of youth."
"Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending."
"The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service"
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"Resolve and thou art free."
"The nearer the dawn the darker the night."
"Whenever nature leaves a hole in a person's mind, she generally plasters it over with a thick coat of self-conceit."
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"Not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat."
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"Talk not of wasted affection; affection never was wasted."
"Intelligence and courtesy not always are combined; Often in a wooden house a golden room we find."
"Love gives itself; it is not bought."
"Would you learn the secret of the sea? Only those who brave its dangers, comprehend its mystery!"
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"I stay a little longer, as one stays, to cover up the embers that still burn."
Author: Longfellow Quotes Category: Death Quotes
"The course of my long life hath reached at last in fragile bark over a tempestuous sea the common harbor, where must rendered be account for all the actions of the past."
Author: Longfellow Quotes Category: Death Quotes
"The strength of criticism lies in the weakness of the thing criticized."
"I venerate old age; and I love not the man who can look without emotion upon the sunset of life, when the dusk of evening begins to gather over the watery eye, and the shadows of twilight grow broader and deeper upon the understanding."
"For 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."
"One half the world must sweat and groan that the other half may dream."
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"To be seventy years old is like climbing the Alps. You reach a snow-crowned summit, and see behind you the deep valley stretching miles and miles away, and before you other summits higher and whiter, which you may have strength to climb, or may not. Then you sit down and meditate and wonder which it will be."
"Know how sublime a thing it is to suffer and be strong."
"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"
Author: Longfellow Quotes Category: Enemies Quotes

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