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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

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


Sometimes we may learn more from a man's errors, than from his virtues.


Resolve and thou art free.


Heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight but, while their companions slept, they were toiling upward in the night.


If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.


People demand freedom only when they have no power.


The greatest firmness is the greatest mercy.


Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence.


The human voice is the organ of the soul.


The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.


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.


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


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.


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


Evil is only good perverted.


For his heart was in his work, and the heart giveth grace unto every art.


Build today, then strong and sure, With a firm and ample base; And ascending and secure. Shall tomorrow find its place.


Whoever benefits his enemy with straightforward intention that man's enemies will soon fold their hands in devotion.


Each morning sees some task begun, each evening sees it close; Something attempted, something done, has earned a night's repose.


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


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