Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes

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

Thought takes man out of servitude, into freedom.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

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

The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain.

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

He loved the twilight that surrounds The border-land of old romance; Where glitter hauberk, helm, and lance, And banner waves, and trumpet sounds, And ladies ride with hawk on wrist, And mighty warriors sweep along, Magnified by the purple mist, The dusk of centuries and of song.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Romance is the poetry of literature.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

It is foolish to pretend that one is fully recovered from a disappointed passion. Such wounds always leave a scar.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

There are no birds in last year's nest

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

This is the forest primeval. The murmuring pines and the hemlocks...Stand like Druids of old.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

How beautiful is youth! how bright it gleams with its illusions, aspirations, dreams! Book of Beginnings, Story without End, Each maid a heroine, and each man a friend!

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The lowest ebb is the turn of the tide.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Into each life some rain must fall, some days be dark and dreary.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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