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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes

Poet & Educator
Born On
1807-02-27
Died On
1882-03-24
Birth Place
Portland, Maine, U.S.
Death Place
Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
Birth Sign
pisces
Father
Stephen Longfellow
Mother
Zilpah Wadsworth Longfellow
Spouse
Frances Appleton, Mary Storer Potter
Nationality
American
Education
Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine
Writers, Poets

Youth comes but once in a lifetime.

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

There is nothing holier in this life of ours than the first consciousness of love, the first fluttering of its silken wings.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Thought takes man out of servitude, into freedom.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

How beautiful is youth! How bright it gleams with its illusions, aspirations, dreams!

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Whoever benefits his enemy with straightforward intention that man's enemies will soon fold their hands in devotion.

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

Therefore trust to thy heart, and to what the world calls illusions.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I heard the bells on Christmas Day Their old, familiar carols play, And wild and sweet The words repeat Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining is let it rain.

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

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

Silently, one by one, in the infinite meadows of heaven, Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Music is the universal language of mankind.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Twas Easter-Sunday. The full-blossomed trees Filled all the air with fragrance and with joy.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Every heart has its secret sorrows which the world knows not, and oftentimes we call a man cold, when he is only sad.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books

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

A torn jacket is soon mended, but hard words bruise the heart of a child.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I do not believe anyone can be perfectly well, who has a brain and a heart

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Be still, sad heart! and cease repining; Behind the clouds is the sun still shining; Thy fate is the common fate of all, Into each life some rain must fall

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained in sudden flight but, they while their companions slept, they were toiling upwards in the night.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In character, in manner, in style, in all the things, the supreme excellence is simplicity

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The heart, like the mind, has a memory. And in it are kept the most precious keepsakes.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Art is the child of nature in whom we trace the features of the mothers face.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

My soul is full of longing for the secret of the sea, and the heart of the great ocean sends a thrilling pulse through me.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

It takes less time to do a thing right than to explain why you did it wrong.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow