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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes: "A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books."

A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books.




Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes: "Behind the clouds is the sun still shining."

Behind the clouds is the sun still shining.




Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes: "Into each life some rain must fall."

Into each life some rain must fall.



Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes: "The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain."

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




Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes: "My soul is full of longing for the secret of the sea"

My soul is full of longing for the secret of the sea



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

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



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."

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 Quotes: "Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind."

Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind.



Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes: "Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime, And departing, leave behind us Footprints on the sands of time."

Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime, And departing, leave behind us Footprints on the sands of time.



Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes: "The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books."

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



Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes: "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."

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

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




Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes: "If a woman shows too often the Medusa's head, she must not be astonished if her lover is turned into stone."

If a woman shows too often the Medusa's head, she must not be astonished if her lover is turned into stone.



Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes: "If we love one another, nothing, in truth, can harm us, whatever mischances may happen."

If we love one another, nothing, in truth, can harm us, whatever mischances may happen.



Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes: "We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done."

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.



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

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



Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "Winter giveth the fields, and the trees so old, their beards of icicles and snow."

Winter giveth the fields, and the trees so old, their beards of icicles and snow.



Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes: "Success is not something to wait for, it is something to work for."

Success is not something to wait for, it is something to work for.



Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes: "Feeling is deep and still; and the word that floats on the surface Is as the tossing buoy, that betrays where the anchor is hidden."

Feeling is deep and still; and the word that floats on the surface Is as the tossing buoy, that betrays where the anchor is hidden.



Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes: "Nature paints not; In oils, but frescoes the great dome of heaven; With sunsets, and the lovely forms of clouds; And flying vapors."

Nature paints not; In oils, but frescoes the great dome of heaven; With sunsets, and the lovely forms of clouds; And flying vapors.



Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "A thought often makes us hotter than a fire."

A thought often makes us hotter than a fire.



Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes: "Under a spreading chestnut-tree The village smithy stands; The smith, a mighty man is he, With large and sinewy hands; And the muscles of his brawny arms Are strong as iron bands."

Under a spreading chestnut-tree The village smithy stands; The smith, a mighty man is he, With large and sinewy hands; And the muscles of his brawny arms Are strong as iron bands.



Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes: "Intelligence and courtesy not always are combined; Often in a wooden house a golden room we find."

Intelligence and courtesy not always are combined; Often in a wooden house a golden room we find.



Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes: "The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day."

The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.



Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes: "And the wind plays on those great sonorous harps, the shrouds and masts of ships."

And the wind plays on those great sonorous harps, the shrouds and masts of ships.



Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes: "The Nile, forever new and old, Among the living and the dead, Its mighty, mystic stream has rolled."

The Nile, forever new and old, Among the living and the dead, Its mighty, mystic stream has rolled.



Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes: "Music is the universal language of mankind."

Music is the universal language of mankind.



Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes: "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."

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

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



Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes: "Very hot and still the air was, Very smooth the gliding river, Motionless the sleeping shadows."

Very hot and still the air was, Very smooth the gliding river, Motionless the sleeping shadows.



Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes: "But oftentimes celestial benedictions Assume this dark disguise."

But oftentimes celestial benedictions Assume this dark disguise.



Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes: "Art is long, and time is fleeting, And our hearts, though stout and brave, Still, like muffled drums, are beating Funeral marches to the grave."

Art is long, and time is fleeting, And our hearts, though stout and brave, Still, like muffled drums, are beating Funeral marches to the grave.



Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes: "Though the mills of God grind slowly, yet they grind exceeding small; Though with patience He stands waiting, with exactness grinds He all."

Though the mills of God grind slowly, yet they grind exceeding small; Though with patience He stands waiting, with exactness grinds He all.



Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes: "Gorgeous flowerets in the sunlight shining, Blossoms flaunting in the eye of day, Tremulous leaves, with soft and silver lining, Buds that open only to decay."

Gorgeous flowerets in the sunlight shining, Blossoms flaunting in the eye of day, Tremulous leaves, with soft and silver lining, Buds that open only to decay.



Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes: "Read from some humbler poet, Whose songs gushed from his heart, As showers from the clouds of summer, Or tears from the eyelids start."

Read from some humbler poet, Whose songs gushed from his heart, As showers from the clouds of summer, Or tears from the eyelids start.



Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes: "Through woods and mountain passes The winds, like anthems, roll."

Through woods and mountain passes The winds, like anthems, roll.



Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes: "The first pressure of sorrow crushes out from our hearts the best wine; afterwards the constant weight of it brings forth bitterness, the taste and stain from the lees of the vat."

The first pressure of sorrow crushes out from our hearts the best wine; afterwards the constant weight of it brings forth bitterness, the taste and stain from the lees of the vat.



Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes: "Yes, we must ever be friends; and of all who offer you friendship Let me be ever the first, the truest, the nearest and dearest."

Yes, we must ever be friends; and of all who offer you friendship Let me be ever the first, the truest, the nearest and dearest.



Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes: "The country is lyric, the town dramatic. When mingled, they make the most perfect musical drama."

The country is lyric, the town dramatic. When mingled, they make the most perfect musical drama.



Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes: "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."

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

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



Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes: "Simplicity in character, in manners, in style; in all things the supreme excellence is simplicity."

Simplicity in character, in manners, in style; in all things the supreme excellence is simplicity.



Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes: "The great tragedy of the average man is that he goes to his grave with his music still in him."

The great tragedy of the average man is that he goes to his grave with his music still in him.



Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes: "Where, twisted round the barren oak, The summer vine in beauty clung, And summer winds the stillness broke, The crystal icicle is hung."

Where, twisted round the barren oak, The summer vine in beauty clung, And summer winds the stillness broke, The crystal icicle is hung.



Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes: "Live up to the best that is in you: Live noble lives, as you all may, in whatever condition you may find yourselves."

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 Quotes: "Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending."

Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending.



Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes: "The rays of happiness, like those of light, are colorless when unbroken."

The rays of happiness, like those of light, are colorless when unbroken.