Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

1807 - 1882

A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on change

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

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The lowest ebb is the turn of the tide.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on christmas, day, death, despair, earth, failure, familiarity, god, good, men, peace, play, sleep, songs, thought, words, and world

Christmas Bells I heard the bells on Christmas Day Their old, familiar carols play, And wild and sweet The words repeat Of peace on earth, good-will to men! And thought how, as the day had come, The belfries of all Christendom Had rolled along The unbroken song Of peace on earth, good-will to men! Till, ringing, swinging on its way, The world revolved from night to day A voice, a chime, A chant sublime Of peace on earth, good-will to men! Then from each black, accursed mouth The cannon thundered in the South And with the sound The carols drowned Of peace on earth, good-will to men! It was as if an earthquake rent The hearth-stones of a continent, And made forlorn The households born Of peace on earth, good-will to men! And in despair I bowed my head; "There is no peace on earth," I said; "For hate is strong And mocks the song Of peace on earth, good-will to menl" Then pealed the bells more loud and deep, "God is not dead; nor cloth He sleep! The Wrong shall fail, The Right prevail, With peace on earth, good-will to menl"

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on god and patience

Though the mills of God grind slowly, yet they grind exceeding small; Though with patience he stands waiting, with exactness grinds he all.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: Retribution. From the Sinngedichte of Friedrich von Logau

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on bravery, learning, mystery, and secrets

'Wouldst thou'-so the helmsman answered,- 'Learn the secret of the sea? Only those who brave its dangers Comprehend its mystery!'

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: The Secret of the Sea

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on enemies, history, life, secrets, sorrow, and suffering

If we could read the secret history of our enemies we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Something attempted, something done, Has earned a nights repose.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on accidents and god

Nothing is or can be accidental with God.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on boredom, companions, men, and path

The heights by great men reached and kept, Were not obtained by sudden flight But they, while their companions slept, Were toiling upward in the night. Standing on what too long we bore With shoulders bent and downcast eyes, We may discern - unseen before, A path to higher destinies.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: The Ladder of Saint Augustine.

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on death, future, god, heart, life, past, present, and trust

Trust no future, howe'er pleasant! Let the dead Past bury its dead! Act, act in the living present! Heart within, and God o'erhead!

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: A Psalm of Life.

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