William Wordsworth

1770 - 1850

A Quote by William Wordsworth on learning, maturity, beauty, and growth

My heart leaps up when I behold
A rainbow in the sky:
So was it when my life began;
So is it now I am a man;
So be it when I shall grow old,
Or let me die!
The Child is father of the Man;
I could wish my days to be
Bound each to each by natural piety.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

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A Quote by William Wordsworth

I listened, motionless and still; and, as I mounted up the hill, the music in my heart I bore, long after it was heard no more.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on life, kindness, and love

That best portion of a good man's life,-his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: 1000 Beautiful Things

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on soul and stars

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Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting;
The Soul that rises with us, our life's Star,
Hath had elsewhere its setting,
And cometh from afar;

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on dream, earth, light, and time

There was a time when meadow, grove, and stream,
The earth, and every common sight,
To me did seem
Apparelled in celestial light,
The glory and the freshness of a dream.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on life, spirituality, and sublimity

Until, the breath of this corporeal frame
And even the motion of our human blood
Almost suspended, we are laid asleep
In body, and become a living soul:
While with an eye made quiet by the power
Of harmony, and the deep power of joy,
We see into the life of things.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Lines Written a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey, On Revisiting the Banks of the Wye during a Tour, July 13, 1798

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on kindness and love

"The best portion of a good man's life:
his little,  nameless, unremembered acts of
kindness and love."

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on fear, apprehension, questions, cruel, and hateful

My apprehensions come in crowds;/ I dread the rustling of the grass;/ The very shadows of the crowds/ Have power to shake me as they pass:/ I question things and do not find/ One that will answer to my mind;/ And all the world appears unkind.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

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A Quote by William Wordsworth

Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers.  Little we see in nature that is ours.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on poorest, poor, blessings, kindness, heart, and wordsworth

Many, I believe, there are
Who live a life of virtuous decency,
Men who can hear the Decalogue and feel
No self-reproach; who of the moral law
Established in the land where they abide
Are strict observers; and not negligent
In acts of love to those with whom they dwell,
Their kindred, and the children of their blood.
Praise be to such, and to their slumbers peace!
--But of the poor man ask, the abject poor;
Go, and demand of him, if there be here
In this cold abstinence from evil deeds,
And these inevitable charities,
Wherewith to satisfy the human soul?
No--man is dear to man; the poorest poor
Long for some moments in a weary life
When they can know and feel that they have been,
Themselves, the fathers and the dealers-out
Of some small blessings; have been kind to such
As needed kindness, for this single cause,
That we have all of us one human heart.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: The Old Cumberland Beggar

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