William Wordsworth Quotes


170 William Wordsworth quotes:



"Action is transitory a step, a blow, The motion of a muscle, this way or that 'Tis done, and in the after-vacancy We wonder at ourselves like men betrayed"
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"Not Chaos, not the darkest pit of lowest Erebus, nor aught of blinder vacancy, scooped out by help of dreams - can breed such fear and awe as fall upon us often when we look into our Minds, into the Mind of Man."
Author: Wordsworth Quotes Category: Chaos Quotes
"Not Chaos, not the darkest pit of lowest Erebus, nor aught of blinder vacancy, scooped out by help of dreams -can breed such fear and awe as fall upon us often when we look into our Minds, into the Mind of Man."
Author: Wordsworth Quotes Category: Chaos Quotes
"To character and success, two things, contradictory as they may seem, must go together . . . humble dependence on God and manly reliance on self."
"Soft is the music that would charm for ever;The flower of sweetest smell is shy and lowly."
"We live by admiration, hope and love; and even as these are well and wisely fixed, in dignity of being we ascend"
"Choice word and measured phrase, above the reachOf ordinary men; a stately speech."
Author: Wordsworth Quotes Category: Choice Quotes
"Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility"
"And, when the stream Which overflowed the soul was passed away, A consciousness remained that it had left, Deposited upon the silent shore Of memory, images and precious thoughts That shall not die, and cannot be destroyed."
"For by superior energies; more strict affiance in each other; faith more firm in their unhallowed principles, the bad have fairly earned a victory over the weak, the vacillating, inconsistent good."
"Thou unassuming common-place of Nature, with that homely face."
Author: Wordsworth Quotes Category: Nature Quotes Commonplace Quotes
"And, through the heat of conflict, keeps the lawIn calmness made, and sees what he foresaw."
"Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart."
"When from our better selves we have too long been parted by the hurrying world, and droop. Sick of its business, of its pleasures tired, how gracious, how benign in solitude."
"Life is divided into three terms - that which was, which is, and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present to live better in the future."
"The Child is the father of the Man."
"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."
"The best portion of a good man's life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love."
"Characters of the great Apocalypse,/ The types and symbols of Eternity,/ Of first, and last, and midst, and without end."
"A Creature not too bright or good, For human nature's daily food; For transient sorrows, simple wiles, Praise, blame, love, kisses, tears and smiles"
Author: Wordsworth Quotes Category: Food Quotes



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