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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
February 27, 1807 - March 24, 1882
Nationality: American
Category: Poet
Subcategory: American Poet

The nearer the dawn the darker the night.


Into each life some rain must fall.


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.


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


They who go Feel not the pain of parting; it is they Who stay behind that suffer.


However things may seem, no evil thing is success and no good thing is failure.


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


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


As to the pure mind all things are pure, so to the poetic mind all things are poetical.


The mind of the scholar, if he would leave it large and liberal, should come in contact with other minds.


Love gives itself; it is not bought.


If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it.


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


The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well, and doing well whatever you do without thought of fame. If it comes at all it will come because it is deserved, not because it is sought after.


All things come round to him who will but wait.


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


Like a French poem is life; being only perfect in structure when with the masculine rhymes mingled the feminine are.


Thy fate is the common fate of all; Into each life some rain must fall.


When she had passed, it seemed like the ceasing of exquisite music.


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


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