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A Quote by William Wordsworth on fear, future, love, past, and purity

He spake of love, such love as spirits feel In worlds whose course is equable and pure; No fears to beat away, no strife to heal,- The past unsighed for, and the future sure.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Laodamia.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on past and thought

The thought of our past years in me doth breed Perpetual benediction.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Intimations of Immortality. Stanza 9.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on beginning, birth, children, day, death, dreams, earth, fatherhood, glory, god, heart, heaven, home, joy, lies, life, nature, past, perception, sleep, soul, time, travel, vision, wishes, and youth

"My heart leaps up when I behold A rainbow in the sky: So it was when my life began; So it is now I am a man; So be it when I shall grow old, Or let me die! The Child is Father of the Man; And I could wish my days to be Bound each to each by natural piety." There was a time when meadow, grove, and stream, The earth, and every common sight, To me did seem Apparelled in celestial light, The glory and the freshness of a dream, It is not now as it hath been of yore ;- Turn whereso'er I may, By night or day, The things which I have seen I now can see no more. . . . . But yet I know, where'er I go, That there hath past away a glory from the earth. . . . . Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting; The Soul that rises with us, our life's Star, Hath had elsewhere its setting, And cometh from afar: Not in entire forgetfulness, And not in utter nakedness, But trailing clouds of glory do we come From God, who is our home: Heaven lies about us in our infancy! Shades of the prison-house begin to close Upon the growing Boy, But He beholds the light, and whence it flows, And sees it in his joy; The Youth, who daily farther from the east Must travel, still is Nature's Priest, And by the vision splendid Is on his way attended; At length the Man perceives it die away, And fade into the light of common day.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: “Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood”

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on past

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The last taste of sweets is sweetest last, Writ in remembrance more than things long past.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: KING RICHARD II, Act 2, Scene 1

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on death, friendship, love, past, silence, thought, and time

When to the sessions of sweet silent thought I summon up remembrance of things past, I sigh the lack of many a thing I sought, And with old woes new wail my dear time's waste: Then can I drown an eye, unused to flow, For precious friends hid in death's dateless night, And weep afresh love's long since cancell'd woe, And moan the expense of many a vanish'd sight: Then can I grieve at grievances foregone, And heavily from woe to woe tell o'er The sad account of fore-bemoaned moan, Which I new pay as if not paid before. But if the while I think on thee, dear friend, All losses are restored and sorrows end.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Sonnet XXX

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on past

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Whereof what's past is prologue, what to come In yours and my discharge.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Tempest, Act 2, scene 1.

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on dreams, past, and wit

I have had a dream, past the wit of man to say what dream it was.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Act 4, Scene 1

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on age, belief, faults, habits, injustice, lies, love, past, simplicity, thinking, trust, truth, world, and youth

When my love swears that she is made of truth I do believe her, though I know she lies, That she might think me some untutor'd youth, Unlearned in the world's false subtleties. Thus vainly thinking that she thinks me young, Although she knows my days are past the best, Simply I credit her false speaking tongue: On both sides thus is simple truth suppress'd. But wherefore says she not she is unjust? And wherefore say not I that I am old? O, love's best habit is in seeming trust, And age in love loves not to have years told: Therefore I lie with her and she with me, And in our faults by lies we flatter'd be.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Sonnet 138

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A Quote by William Rothenstein on admiration, art, beauty, garden, indifference, order, past, and time

How often I admire the taste shown in the garden which, within the house, may be indifferent. Here is an art which is today probably more perfect than at any previous time, one which does not break with the past, while it brings a sense of comely order, and a radiant beauty, to cottage and manor alike.

William Rothenstein (1872 - 1945)

Source: 1939

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A Quote by William Morris on anxiety, chance, death, earth, fear, heart, hope, life, pain, past, pleasure, and praise

April O fair mid-spring, besung so oft and oft, How can I praise thy loveliness enow? Thy sun that burns not, and thy breezes soft That o'er the blossoms of the orchard blow, The thousand things that 'neath the young leaves grow, The hopes and chances of the growing year, Winter forgotten long, and summer near. When summer brings the lily and the rose, She brings us fear-her very death she brings Hid in her anxious heart, the forge of woes; And, dull with fear, no more the mavis sings. But thou! thou diest not, but thy fresh life clings About the fainting autumn's sweet decay, When in the earth the hopeful seed they lay. Ah! life of all the year, why yet do I, Amid thy snowy blossoms' fragrant drift, Still long for that which never draweth nigh, Striving my pleasure from my pain to sift, Some weight from off my fluttering mirth to lift? - Now, when far bells are ringing "Come again, Come back, past years! why will ye pass in vain?"

William Morris (1834 - 1896)

Source: April

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