Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Henry Wadsworth Longfellow quotes, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow sayings, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never satisfied.      

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Most people would succeed in small things, if they were not troubled with great ambitions.      

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Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

He that respects himself is safe from others; he wears a coat of mail that none can pierce.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night     

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The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain.     

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A feeling of sadness and longing that is not akin to pain, and resembles sorrow only as the mist resembles the rain.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Let the dead Past bury its dead!

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It takes less time to do a thing right than to explain why you did it wrong.

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Ah, how good it feels! The hand of an old friend.     

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Sunday is the golden clasp that binds together the volume of the week.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Music is the universal language of mankind.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

It is difficult to know at what moment love begins; it is less difficult to know that it has begun.

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Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining, is to let it rain.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.

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A word that has been said may be unsaid--it is but air. But when a deed is done, it cannot be undone, nor can our thoughts reach out to all the mischiefs that may follow.

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A torn jacket is soon mended, but hard words bruise the heart of a child.

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They who go Feel not the pain of parting; it is they Who stay behind that suffer.

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The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Ah, how good it feels! The hand of an old friend.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Today is the blocks with which we build.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Love keeps the cold out better than a cloak.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

He spake well who said that graves are the footprints of angels.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Age is opportunity no less, Than youth itself, through in another dress.     

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In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.     

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There is no grief like the grief that does not speak.

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Darkness of slumber and death, forever sinking and sinking.

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Softly the evening came /with the sunset/.

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