William Wordsworth

1770 - 1850

A Quote by William Wordsworth on faith

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And 't is my faith, that every flower Enjoys the air it breathes.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

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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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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 time

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On a fair prospect some have looked, And felt, as I have heard them say, As if the moving time had been A thing as steadfast as the scene On which they gazed themselves away.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Peter Bell. Part i. Stanza 16.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on books, clarity, friendship, and trouble

Up! up! my friend, and quit your books, Or surely you 'll grow double! Up! up! my friend, and clear your looks! Why all this toil and trouble?

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: The Tables Turned.

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