Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

1807 - 1882

A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on earth, genius, men, and society

Men of genius are often dull and inert in society; as the blazing meteor, when it descends to earth, is only a stone.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on death and life

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Gone are the living, but the dead remain, And not neglected; for a hand unseen, Scattering its bounty like a summer rain, Still keeps their graves and their remembrance green.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: (The Jewish Cemetery; Newport, Rhode Island)

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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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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on nations and world

Into a world unknown,-the corner-stone of a nation!

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: The Courtship of Miles Standish. iv.

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on boldness, excess, and mind

Write on your doors the saying wise and old. "Be bold!" and everywhere - "Be bold; Be not too bold!" Yet better the excess Than the defect; better the more than less sustaineth him and the steadiness of his mind beareth him out.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on intelligence

Intelligence and courtesy not always are combined; Often in a wooden house a golden room we find.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on darkness and day

The day is done, and the darkness Falls from the wings of Night, As a feather is wafted downward From an eagle in his flight.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: The Day is Done.

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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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