William Wordsworth

1770 - 1850

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 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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A Quote by William Wordsworth on beauty and heart

True beauty dwells in deep retreats, Whose veil is unremoved Till heart with heart in concord beats, And the lover is beloved.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: To ———. Let other Bards of Angels sing.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on boldness, deed, enemies, friendship, teachers, truth, world, and yielding

As thou these ashes, little brook, wilt bear Into the Avon, Avon to the tide Of Severn, Severn to the narrow seas, Into main ocean they, this deed accursed An emblem yields to friends and enemies How the bold teacher's doctrine, sanctified By truth, shall spread, throughout the world dispersed.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Part ii. xvii. To Wickliffe.

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