Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

1807 - 1882

A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on birds, time, and truth

For Time will teach thee soon the truth, There are no birds in last year's nest!

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: It is Not Always May.

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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 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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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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