O Cuckoo! shall I call thee bird, Or but a wandering voice?
William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)
Source: To the Cuckoo.
Contributed by: Zaady
Wisdom is ofttimes nearer when we stoop Than when we soar,
Source: The Excursion. Book iii., 1798
Wisdom married to immortal verse.
Source: The Excursion. Book vii.
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!
Source: Ode to Duty.
And he is oft the wisest man Who is not wise at all.
Source: The Oak and the Broom.
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.
Source: Expostulation and Reply.
Choice word and measured phrase above the reach Of ordinary men.
Source: Resolution and Independence. Stanza 14.
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.
Source: Miscellaneous Sonnets. Part i. xxxiii.
A brotherhood of venerable trees.
Source: Sonnet composed at a Castle.
True beauty dwells in deep retreats, Whose veil is unremoved Till heart with heart in concord beats, And the lover is beloved.
Source: To ———. Let other Bards of Angels sing.
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