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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quote: “There rises the moon, broad and tranquil, through the branches of a walnut tree on a hill opposite. I apostrophize it in the words of Faust; “O gentle moon, that lookest for the last time upon my agonies!” – or something to that effect.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quote: “Morality without religion is only a kind of dead reckoning – an endeavor to find our place on a cloudy sea by measuring the distance we have run, but without any observation of the heavenly bodies.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quote: “A noble type of good. Heroic womanhood.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quote: “We see but dimly through the mists and vapors; Amid these earthly damps What seem to us but sad, funereal tapers May be heaven’s distant lamps.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quote: “Write on your doors the saying wise and old. “Be bold!” and everywhere – “Be bold; Be not too bold!” Yet better the excess Than the defect; better the more than less sustaineth him and the steadiness of his mind beareth him out.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quote: “And in the wreck of noble lives Something immortal still survives.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quote: “The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well, and doing well whatever you do without thought of fame. If it comes at all it will come because it is deserved, not because it is sought after.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quote: “I see, but cannot reach, the height That lies forever in the light.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quote: “Think not because no man sees, such things will remain unseen.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quote: “Softly the evening came. The sun from the western horizon Like a magician extended his golden want o’er the landscape; Trinkling vapors arose; and sky and water and forest Seemed all on fire at the touch, and melted and mingled together.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quote: “Sometimes we may learn more from a man’s errors, than from his virtues.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quote: “The gentle wind, a sweet and passionate wooer, Kisses the blushing leaf.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quote: “The mind of the scholar, if he would leave it large and liberal, should come in contact with other minds.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quote: “He looks the whole world in the face for he owes not any man.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quote: “Down sank the great red sun, and in golden, glimmering vapors Veiled the light of his face, like the Prophet descending from Sinai.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quote: “The strength of criticism lies in the weakness of the thing criticized.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quote: “Live up to the best that is in you: Live noble lives, as you all may, in whatever condition you may find yourselves.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quote: “The hooded clouds, like friars, Tell their beads in drops of rain.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quote: “Prayer is innocence’s friend; and willingly flieth incessant ’twist the earth and the sky, the carrier-pigeon of heaven.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quote: “He had mittens, Minjekahwun, Magic mittens made of deer-skin; When upon his hands he wore them, He could smite the rocks asunder, He could grind them into powder.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quote: “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.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quote: “Alas! it is not till time, with reckless hand, has torn out half the leaves from the Book of Human Life to light the fires of passion with from day to day, that man begins to see that the leaves which remain are few in number.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quote: “Rule by patience, Laughing Water!”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quote: “People of a lively imagination are generally curious, and always so when a little in love.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quote: “Thus, seamed with many scars Bursting these prison bars, Up to its native stars My soul ascended! There from the flowing bowl Deep drinks the warrior’s soul, Skoal! to the Northland! skoal! Thus the tale ended.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quote: “How can I teach your children gentleness and mercy to the weak, and reverence for life, which in its nakedness and excess, is still a gleam of God’s omnipotence, when by your laws, your actions and your speech, you contradict the very things I teach?”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quote: “Men of genius are often dull and inert in society; as the blazing meteor, when it descends to earth, is only a stone.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quote: “Take them, O Death! and bear away Whatever thou canst call thine own! Thine image, stamped upon this clay, Doth give thee that, but that alone!”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quote: “Sweet April! many a thought Is wedded unto thee, as hearts are wed; Nor shall they fail, till, to its autumn brought, Life’s golden fruit is shed.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quote: “Our faith triumphant o’er our fears.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quote: “As to the pure mind all things are pure, so to the poetic mind all things are poetical.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quote: “The smoking flax before it burst to flame Was quenched by death, and broken the bruised reed.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quote: “Many critics are like woodpeckers, who, instead of enjoying the fruit and shadow of a tree, hop incessantly around the trunk, pecking holes in the bark to discover some little worm or other.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quote: “When she had passed, it seemed like the ceasing of exquisite music.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quote: “There’s nothing fair nor beautiful, but takes Something from thee, that makes it beautiful.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quote: “See yonder little cloud, that, borne aloft So tenderly by the wind, floats fast away Over the snowy peaks!”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quote: “What else remains for me? Youth, hope and love; To build a new life on a ruined life.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quote: “That which the fountain sends forth returns again to the fountain.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quote: “They are dead; but they live in each Patriot’s breast, And their names are engraven on honor’s bright crest.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quote: “It is the heart and not the brain, That to the highest doth attain.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quote: “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 Quote: “Now to rivulets from the mountains Point the rods of fortune-tellers; Youth perpetual dwells in fountains, Not in flasks, and casks, and cellars.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quote: “If the great Captain of Plymouth is so very eager to wed me, Why does he not come himself, and take the trouble to woo me? If I am not worth the wooing, I surely am not worth the winning!”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quote: “As the heart is, so is love to the heart. It partakes of its strength or weakness, its health or disease.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quote: “The bells themselves are the best of preachers, Their brazen lips are learned teachers, From their pulpits of stone, in the upper air, Sounding aloft, without crack or flaw, Shriller than trumpets under the Law, Now a sermon and now a prayer.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quote: “O weary hearts! O slumbering eyes! O drooping souls, whose destinies Are fraught with fear and pain, Ye shall be loved again.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quote: “Midnight! the outpost of advancing day! The frontier town and citadel of night!”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quote: “The atmosphere breathes rest and comfort, and the many chambers seem full of welcomes.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quote: “Perseverance is a great element of success.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quote: “Gone are the birds that were our summer guests.”
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