Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

1807 - 1882

A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on mountains

With useless endeavour Forever, forever, Is Sisyphus rolling His stone up the mountain!

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: The Masque of Pandora. Chorus of the Eumenides.

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on beginning, books, day, life, passion, and time

Alas! it is not till time, with reckless hand, has torn out half the leaves from the Book of Human Life to light the fires of passion with from day to day, that man begins to see that the leaves which remain are few in number.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: Hyperion. Book iv. Chap. viii.

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on heart and time

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Time has laid his hand Upon my heart gently, not smiting it, But as a harper lays his open palm Upon his harp, to deaden its vibrations.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: The Golden Legend. iv.

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on art, bravery, funerals, and time

Art is long, and time is fleeting, And our hearts, though stout and brave, Still like muffled drums are beating Funeral marches to the grave.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: A Psalm of Life. see Hippocrates

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on duty, glory, heart, and world

Oh, what a glory doth this world put on, for him who with a fervent heart goes forth under the bright and glorious sky, and looks on duties well performed, and days well spent.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on god

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God had sifted three kingdoms to find the wheat for this planting.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: The Courtship of Miles Standish. iv.

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on music

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

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: Part i. 1.

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on children, day, deals, motherhood, nature, promises, rest, sleep, understanding, and wishes

As a fond mother, when the day is o'er, Leads by the hand her little child to bed, Half willing, half reluctant to be led, And leave his broken playthings on the floor. Still gazing at them through the open door, Nor wholly reassured and comforted By promises of others in their stead Which, the more splendid, may not please him more; So Nature deals with us, and takes away Our playthings one by one, and by the hand Leads us to rest so gently, that we go Scarce knowing if we wish to go or stay, Being too full of sleep to understand How far the unknown transcends the what we know.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The star of the unconquered will.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: The Light of Stars.

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on companions, deed, men, saints, shame, and vices

Saint Augustine! well has thou said, That of our vices we can frame A ladder, if we will but tread Beneath our feet each deed of shame! . . . The heights by great men reached and kept Were not attained by sudden flight, But they, while their companions slept, Were toiling upward in the night.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: The Ladder of Saint Augustine

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