William Wordsworth

1770 - 1850

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 knowledge and love

Oh, be wiser thou! Instructed that true knowledge leads to love.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Lines left upon a Seat in a Yew-tree.

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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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A Quote by William Wordsworth on insults

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Wrongs unredressed, or insults unavenged.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: The Excursion. Book iii.

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