Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

1807 - 1882

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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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

All things come round to him who will but wait.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: Tales of a Wayside Inn. The Student's Tale. (1862.)

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on prayer

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The prayer of Ajax was for light.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: The Goblet of Life.

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on darkness and life

Into each life some rain must fall, Some days must be dark and dreary.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: The Rainy Day.

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Standing with reluctant feet Where the brook and river meet, Womanhood and childhood fleet!

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: Maidenhood.

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on time

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It takes less time to do a thing right than it does to explain why you did it wrong.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on good

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There was a little girl Who had a little curl Right in the middle of her forehead, When she was good She was very, very good, But when she was bad she was horrid.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: B.R.T. Machetta, Home Life of Longfellow

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on heart

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Look, then, into thine heart, and write!

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: Voices of the Night. Prelude.

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