William Wordsworth

1770 - 1850

A Quote by William Wordsworth

That heareth not the loud winds when they call, And moveth all together, if it moves at all.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Resolution and Independence. Stanza 11.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on beauty, dance, and secrets

The stars of midnight shall be dear To her; and she shall lean her ear In many a secret place Where rivulets dance their wayward round, And beauty born of murmuring sound Shall pass into her face.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Three years she grew in Sun and Shower.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on faith

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Through primrose tufts, in that sweet bower, The periwinkle trailed its wreaths; And 'tis my faith that every flower Enjoys the air it breathes.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on truth

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To be a Prodigal's favourite,-then, worse truth, A Miser's pensioner,-behold our lot!

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: The Small Celandine.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on neighbors and travel

Until a man might travel twelve stout miles, Or reap an acre of his neighbor's corn.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: The Brothers.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on force and soul

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But who would force the soul tilts with a straw Against a champion cased in adamant.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Part iii. vii. Persecution of the Scottish Covenanters.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on birds

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O Cuckoo! shall I call thee bird, Or but a wandering voice?

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: To the Cuckoo.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on wisdom

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Wisdom is ofttimes nearer when we stoop Than when we soar,

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: The Excursion. Book iii., 1798

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on immortality and wisdom

Wisdom married to immortal verse.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: The Excursion. Book vii.

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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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