Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

1807 - 1882

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 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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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on sorrow

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Who ne'er his bread in sorrow ate, Who ne'er the mournful midnight hours Weeping upon his bed has sate, He knows you not, ye Heavenly Powers.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: Motto, Hyperion. Book i. 15

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on fear, suffering, and world

Oh, fear not in a world like this, And thou shalt know ere long,- Know how sublime a thing it is To suffer and be strong.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: The Light of Stars.

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on affliction, death, humanity, lies, misery, patience, and suffering

O suffering, sad humanity! O ye afflicted ones, who lie Steeped to the lips in misery, Longing, yet afraid to die, Patient, though sorely tried!

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: The Goblet of Life.

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