Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

1807 - 1882

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 liberals and mind

The mind of the scholar, if he would leave it large and liberal, should come in contact with other minds.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on language, mankind, music, and poetry

Music is the universal language of mankind. . . . poetry their universal pastime and delight.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on language, mankind, and music

Music is the universal language of mankind.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on past

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Look not mournfully into the past. It comes not back again.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on fear, future, heart, improvement, past, and present

Look not mournfully into the Past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the Present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy Future, Without fear, and with a manly heart.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: Hyperion [1839], bk. IV, ch. 8

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