Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an American poet and one of the five members of the group known as the Fireside Poets.
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I heard the bells on Christmas Day; their old familiar carols play. And wild and sweet the words repeat of peace on earth goodwill to men.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Noble souls, through dust and heat, rise from disaster and defeat the stronger.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

And the night shall be filled with music, and the cares, that infest the day, shall fold their tents, like the Arabs, and as silently steal away.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The dawn is not distant, nor is the night starless; love is eternal.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Critics are sentinels in the grand army of letters, stationed at the corners of newspapers and reviews, to challenge every new author.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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 strain from the lees of the vat.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Age is opportunity no less than youth itself.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

As I gaze upon the sea! All the old romantic legends, all my dreams, come back to me.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Sorrow and silence are strong, and patient endurance is godlike.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Trust no future, however pleasant! Let the dead past bury its dead! Act, act in the living present! Heart within and God overhead.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

He that respects himself is safe from others. He wears a coat of mail that none can pierce.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

To be 70 years old is like climbing the Alps. You reach a snow-crowned summit, and see behind you the deep valley stretching miles and miles away, and before you other summits higher and whiter, which you may have strength to climb, or may not. Then you sit down and meditate and wonder which it will be.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

It is difficult to know at what moment love begins; it is less difficult to know that it has begun.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

One half the world must sweat and groan that the other half may dream.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

All things must change to something new, to something strange.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Talk not of wasted affection; affection never was wasted.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Give what you have to somebody, it may be better than you think.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

It is a beautiful trait in the lovers character, that they think no evil of the object loved.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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