Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Sayings and Quotes

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The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart; The secret anniversaries of the heart.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The Mormons make the marriage ring, like the ring of Saturn, fluid, not solid, and keep it in its place by numerous satellites.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Intelligence and courtesy not always are combined; Often in a wooden house a golden room we find.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Sculpture is more than painting. It is greater To raise the dead to life than to create Phantoms that seem to live.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The picture that approaches sculpture nearest Is the best picture.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Be noble in every thought and in every deed!     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Music is the universal language of mankind.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I heard the bells on Christmas Day. Their old familiar carols play. And wild and sweet the words repeat. Of peace on earth goodwill to men.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

For bells are the voice of the church; They have tones that touch and search The hearts of young and old.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

For bells are the voice of the church; They have tones that touch and search The hearts of young and old.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Multitudinous echoes awoke and died in the distance. . . . . And, when the echoes had ceased, like a sense of pain was the silence.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Well I know the secret places, And the nests in hedge and tree; At what doors are friendly faces, In what hearts are thoughts of me.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

There are no birds in last year's nest.     

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

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

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

As the heart is, so is love to the heart. It partakes of its strength or weakness, its health or disease.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In this world a man must either be anvil or hammer.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

No endeavour is in vain; Its reward is in the doing.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow