Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Sayings and Quotes

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

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

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

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Silently one by one, in the infinite meadows of heaven, Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels.     

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

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

The grave is but a covered bridge, leading from light to light, through a brief darkness.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

They are dead; but they live in each Patriot's breast, And their names are engraven on honor's bright crest.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Your silent tents of green we deck with fragrant flowers; yours has the suffering been, the memory shall be ours.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

There was a little girl who had a little curl right in the middle of her forehead; And when she was good she was very, very good, but when she was bad she was horrid.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

This will be a great day in our history; the date of a New Revolution - quite as much needed as the old one. Even now as I write they are leading old John Brown to execution in Virginia for attempting to rescue slaves! This is sowing the wind to reap the whirlwind which will come soon!     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Like a river down the gutter roars the rain, the welcome rain!     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Live up to the best that is in you: Live noble lives, as you all may, in whatever condition you may find yourselves.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I hear the wind among the trees Playing the celestial symphonies; I see the branches downward bent, Like keys of some great instrument.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Hospitality sitting with gladness.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

So nature deals with us, and takes away our play things one by one, and by the hand leads us to rest.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The country is lyric, the town dramatic. When mingled, they make the most perfect musical drama.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Behind the clouds is the sun still shining.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

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

Feet that run on willing errands!     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Each morning sees some task begin, Each evening sees it close; Something attempted, something done, Has earned a night's repose.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Trouble is the next best thing to enjoyment. There is no fate in the world so horrible as to have no share in either its joys or sorrows.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it; every arrow that flies feels the attraction of earth.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow