William Wordsworth Sayings and Quotes

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


Wisdom is ofttimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.      

William Wordsworth

Faith is a passionate intuition.     

William Wordsworth

Wild is the music of autumnal winds the faded woods.     

William Wordsworth

The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lowly.     

William Wordsworth

His high endeavors are an inward light That makes the path before him always bright.     

William Wordsworth

The ocean is a mighty harmonist.     

William Wordsworth

Pictures deface walls more often than they decorate them.     

William Wordsworth

The wiser mind mourns less for what age takes away than what it leaves behind.     

William Wordsworth

The best portion of a good man's life: His little, nameless unremembered acts of kindness and love.     

William Wordsworth

Love, faithful love, recalled thee to my mind--But how could I forget thee?      

William Wordsworth

Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting. Not in entire forgetfulness, and not in utter nakedness, but trailing clouds of glory do we come.     

William Wordsworth

Much converse do I find in thee, Historian of my infancy! Float near me; do not yet depart! Dead times revive in thee: Thou bring'st, gay creature as thou art! A solemn image to my heart.     

William Wordsworth

The human mind is capable of excitementwithout the application of gross and violent stimulants; and he must have a very faint perception of its beauty and dignity who does not know this.     

William Wordsworth

That best portion of a good man's life; His little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.     

William Wordsworth

The human mind is capable of excitement without the application of gross and violent stimulants; and he must have a very faint perception of its beauty and dignity who does not know this.     

William Wordsworth

Father! - to God himself we cannot give a holier name.     

William Wordsworth

In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most, it is the honest man who doesn't know what he is doing.     

William Wordsworth

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.     

William Wordsworth

We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.     

William Wordsworth

Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquillity.     

William Wordsworth

This city now doth, like a garment, wear the beauty of the morning; silent bare, ships, towers, domes, theatres and temples lie open unto the fields and to the sky; All bright and glittering in the smokeless air.     

William Wordsworth

That though the radiance which was once so bright be now forever taken from my sight. Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower. We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.     

William Wordsworth

A lake carries you into recesses of feeling otherwise impenetrable.      

William Wordsworth

The eagle, he was lord above.     

William Wordsworth

The little unremembered acts of kindness and love are the best parts of a person's life.     

William Wordsworth

With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things.     

William Wordsworth

Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness.     

William Wordsworth

Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility.     

William Wordsworth

Great is the glory, for the strife is hard!     

William Wordsworth

A deep distress has humanised my soul.     

William Wordsworth