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Born in February 27, 1807 / Died in March 24, 1882 / United States / English

Quotes by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.
There is nothing holier in this life of ours than the first consciousness of love, the first fluttering of its silken wings.
The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service.
The dawn is not distant, nor is the night starless; love is eternal.
There is no grief like the grief that does not speak.
They who go Feel not the pain of parting; it is they Who stay behind that suffer.
The human voice is the organ of the soul.
Music is the universal language of mankind.
Therefore trust to thy heart, and to what the world calls illusions.
It is a beautiful trait in the lover's character, that they think no evil of the object loved.
The Helicon of too many poets is not a hill crowned with sunshine and visited by the Muses and the Graces, but an old, mouldering house, full of gloom and haunted by ghosts.
Men of genius are often dull and inert in society; as the blazing meteor, when it descends to earth, is only a stone.
As to the pure mind all things are pure, so to the poetic mind all things are poetical.
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.
Ah, how good it feels! The hand of an old friend.
And yet not turn your back upon the world.
Into each life some rain must fall.
Lives of great men all remind us, we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us, footprints on the sands of time.
For his heart was in his work, and the heart giveth grace unto every art.
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.
Method is more important than strength, when you wish to control your enemies. By dropping golden beads near a snake, a crow once managed To have a passer-by kill the snake for the beads.
The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain.
Critics are sentinels in the grand army of letters, stationed at the corners of newspapers and reviews, to challenge every new author.
All things must change to something new, to something strange.
There is nothing holier, in this life of ours, than the first consciousness of love - the first fluttering of its siken wings.