William Wordsworth

1770 - 1850

A Quote by William Wordsworth on deed, gratitude, kindness, and men

I 've heard of hearts unkind, kind deeds With coldness still returning; Alas! the gratitude of men Hath oftener left me mourning.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Simon Lee.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on good, kindness, life, 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: Lines completed a few miles above Tintern Abbey.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on heaven and home

Type of the wise who soar but never roam, True to the kindred points of heaven and home.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: To a Skylark.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on earth, heaven, loneliness, mortality, and power

Since every mortal power of Coleridge Was frozen at its marvellous source, The rapt one, of the godlike forehead, The heaven-eyed creature sleeps in earth: And Lamb, the frolic and the gentle, Has vanished from his lonely hearth.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Extempore Effusion upon the Death of James Hogg.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on conflict and laws

And through the heat of conflict keeps the law In calmness made, and sees what he foresaw.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Character of the Happy Warrior.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on nature and teachers

Come forth into the light of things, Let Nature be your teacher.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: The Tables Turned.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on guidance

A light to guide, a rod To check the erring, and reprove.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Ode to Duty.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on perception

Minds that have nothing to confer Find little to perceive.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Yes, Thou art Fair.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on love

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And you must love him, ere to you He will seem worthy of your love.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: A Poet's Epitaph. Stanza 11.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on beginning, birth, children, day, death, dreams, earth, fatherhood, glory, god, heart, heaven, home, joy, lies, life, nature, past, perception, sleep, soul, time, travel, vision, wishes, and youth

"My heart leaps up when I behold A rainbow in the sky: So it was when my life began; So it is now I am a man; So be it when I shall grow old, Or let me die! The Child is Father of the Man; And I could wish my days to be Bound each to each by natural piety." 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, It is not now as it hath been of yore ;- Turn whereso'er I may, By night or day, The things which I have seen I now can see no more. . . . . But yet I know, where'er I go, That there hath past away a glory from the earth. . . . . 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: Not in entire forgetfulness, And not in utter nakedness, But trailing clouds of glory do we come From God, who is our home: Heaven lies about us in our infancy! Shades of the prison-house begin to close Upon the growing Boy, But He beholds the light, and whence it flows, And sees it in his joy; The Youth, who daily farther from the east Must travel, still is Nature's Priest, And by the vision splendid Is on his way attended; At length the Man perceives it die away, And fade into the light of common day.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

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

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