Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

1807 - 1882

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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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on death

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There is no flock, however watched and tended, But one dead lamb is there; There is no fireside, howsoe'er defended, But has one vacant chair.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: Resignation.

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on defeat

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Not in the clamor of the crowded street, Not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, But in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: The Poets

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

She floats upon the river of his thoughts.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: The Spanish Student. Act ii. Sc. 3.

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on feeling, pain, and sorrow

A feeling of sadness and longing That is not akin to pain, And resembles sorrow only As the mist resembles the rain.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: The Day is Done.

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on heart, holidays, secrets, and silence

The holiest of all holidays are those Kept by ourselves in silence and apart; The secret anniversaries of the heart.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on silence

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The surest pledge of a deathless name Is the silent homage of thoughts unspoken.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: The Herons of Elmwood.

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

He has singed the beard of the king of Spain.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: The Dutch Picture.

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on death and sleep

Sleep . . . Oh! how I loathe those little slices of death . . . .

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on happiness, misery, sorrow, and time

There is no greater sorrow Than to be mindful of the happy time In misery.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: Inferno. Canto v. Line 121.

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