Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Sayings and Quotes

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

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Darkness of slumber and death, forever sinking and sinking.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Softly the evening came /with the sunset/.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Down sank the great red sun, and in golden, glimmering vapors Veiled the light of his face, like the Prophet descending from Sinai.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Talk not of wasted affection; affection never was wasted.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime, And, departing, leave behind us Footprints in the sands of time.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Youth comes but once in a lifetime.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

My soul is full of longing for the secrets of the sea, and the heart of the great ocean sends a thrilling pulse through me.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

My soul is full of longing / For the secret of the sea, / And the heart of the great ocean / Sends a thrilling pulse through me.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

My soul is longing for the secrets of the sea, and the heart of the great ocean sends a thrilling pulse through me.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A boy's will is the wind's will.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Into each life some rain must fall.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

If you would hit the mark [at long range], you must aim a little above it: Every arrow that flies feels the pull of the earth.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

What else remains for me? Youth, hope and love; To build a new life on a ruined life.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In December ring Every day the chimes; Loud the gleemen sing In the streets their merry rhymes. Let us by the fire Ever higher Sing them till the night expire!     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

God's illumined promise.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

We often excuse our own want of philanthropy by giving the name of fanaticism to the more ardent zeal of others.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

When a great man dies, for years the light he leaves behind him, lies on the paths of men.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

He speaketh not; and yet there lies a conversation in his eyes.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow