William Wordsworth

1770 - 1850

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

Contributed by: Jeff.Mowatt

A Quote by William Wordsworth on hope, effort, expectation, and desire

With hope it is, hope that can never die,
Effort, and expectation, and desire,
And something evermore about to be.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: The Prelude

Contributed by: Susan

A Quote by William Wordsworth on habit, reflection, reflecting, and herd

Habit rules the unreflecting herd.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: www.quotegarden.com

Contributed by: Anu

A Quote by William Wordsworth

The best portion of a good man's life,
His little, nameless, unremembered acts,
Of kindness and of love.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Contributed by: Kaeru

A Quote by William Wordsworth on thought

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We meet thee, like a pleasant thought, When such are wanted.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: To the Daisy.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Wordsworth on boredom

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With battlements that on their restless fronts Bore stars.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: The Excursion. Book ii.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Wordsworth on blessings

All that we behold is full of blessings.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on charm, feeling, interest, love, mountains, needs, passion, and thought

The sounding cataract Haunted me like a passion; the tall rock, The mountain, and the deep and gloomy wood, An appetite; a feeling and a love that had no need of a remoter charm by thought supplied, nor any interest Unborrowed from the eye.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Wordsworth on boredom, heart, and music

The music in my heart I bore Long after it was heard no more.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: The Solitary Reaper.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Wordsworth on birth, earth, and glory

The sunshine is a glorious birth; But yet I know, where'er I go, That there hath passed away a glory from the earth.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Intimations of Immortality. Stanza 2.

Contributed by: Zaady

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