Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

1807 - 1882

A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on destruction, life, love, and soul

There is nothing holier in this life of ours that the first consciousness of love - the first fluttering of its silken wings - the first rising sound and breath of that wind which is soon to sweep through the soul, to purify or destroy.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: Inferno. Canto v. Line 121.

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

This is the forest primeval.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: Evangeline. Part i.

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on death and heart

And as she looked around, she saw how Death the consoler, Laying his hand upon many a heart, had healed it forever.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: Part ii. 5.

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on good

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Good-night! good-night! as we so oft have said, Beneath this roof at midnight, in the days That are no more, and shall no more return. Thou hast but taken up thy lamp and gone to bed; I stay a little longer, as one stays To cover up the embers that still burn.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on death

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There is a reaper whose name is Death, And with his sickle keen He reaps the bearded grain at a breath, And the flowers that grow between.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: The Reaper and the Flowers.

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on death, life, and mortality

There is no death! What seems so is transition; This life of mortal breath Is but a suburb of the life elysian, Whose portal we call Death.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: Resignation.

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on darkness, fate, heart, and life

Be still, sad heart and cease repining; Behind the clouds is the sun still shining; Thy fate is the common fate of all, Into each life some rain must fall, Some days must be dark and dreary.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on heaven

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Every dewdrop and raindrop had a whole heaven within it.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on divinity and perfection

You would attain to the divine perfection. . . .

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The hooded clouds, like friars, Tell their beads in drops of rain.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: Midnight Mass.

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