William Wordsworth

1770 - 1850

A Quote by William Wordsworth on god, heart, and lies

Ne'er saw I, never felt, a calm so deep! The river glideth at his own sweet will; Dear God! the very houses seem asleep; And all that mighty heart is lying still!

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Earth has not anything to show more fair.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on beauty and investment

Of all that is most beauteous, imaged there In happier beauty; more pellucid streams, An ampler ether, a diviner air, And fields invested with purpureal gleams.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Laodamia.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth

Of blessed consolations in distress.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Preface to the Excursion. (Edition, 1814.)

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on play

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Oft on the dappled turf at ease I sit, and play with similes, Loose type of things through all degrees.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: To the same Flower.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on books, loneliness, and pleasure

Often have I sighed to measure By myself a lonely pleasure,- Sighed to think I read a book, Only read, perhaps, by me.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: To the Small Celandine.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on confidence, reason, sacrifice, self-sacrifice, spirit, and truth

Give unto me, made lowly wise, The spirit of self-sacrifice; The confidence of reason give, And in the light of truth thy bondman let me live!

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Ode to Duty.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth

And he is oft the wisest man Who is not wise at all.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: The Oak and the Broom.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on mind

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Nor less I deem that there are Powers Which of themselves our minds impress; That we can feed this mind of ours In a wise passiveness.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Expostulation and Reply.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on choice and men

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Choice word and measured phrase above the reach Of ordinary men.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Resolution and Independence. Stanza 14.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on nature and world

The world is too much with us; late and soon, Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers: Little we see in Nature that is ours.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Miscellaneous Sonnets. Part i. xxxiii.

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