Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes (63 quotations)

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1. A mournful rustling in the dark. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

2. A thought often makes us hotter than a fire. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

3. A torn jacket is soon mended; but hard words bruise the heart of a child. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

4. Age is opportunity no less than youth itself. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

5. Ah, how good it feels! The hand of an old friend. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

6. Ah, how skillful grows the hand That obeyeth Love's command! It is the heart and not the brain That to the highest doth attain, And he who followeth Love's behest Far excelleth all the rest. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

7. 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

8. All things must change to something new, to something strange. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

9. Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never satisfied. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

10. Be still sad heart and cease repining; Behind the clouds the sun is shining, Thy fate is the common fate of all, Into each life a little rain must fall, Some days must be dark and dreary. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

11. 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

12. 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

13. Fame comes only when deserved, and then is as inevitable as destiny, for it is destiny. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

14. 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. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

15. For his heart was in his work, and the heart Giveth grace unto every Art. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

16. Give what you have. To some it may be better than you dare think. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

17. Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

18. He that respects himself is safe from others. He wears a coat of mail that none can pierce. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

19. Heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight but, while their companions slept, they were toiling upward in the night. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

20. I have an affection for a great city. I feel safe in the neighborhood of man, and enjoy the sweet security of the streets. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

21. 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

22. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

23. If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it; every arrow that flies feels the attraction of earth. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

24. 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

25. It takes less time to do a thing right, than it does to explain why you did it wrong. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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