Quotes by 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

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

In ourselves are triumph and defeat.
– 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

In character, in manner, in style, in all the things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

He spoke well who said that graves are the footprints of angels.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Music is the universal language of mankind.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

If we could read the secret history of our enemies we should find in each man’s life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

‘Twas Easter-Sunday. The full-blossomed trees
Filled all the air with fragrance and with joy.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Sunday is the golden clasp that binds together the volume of the week.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Youth comes but once in a lifetime.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

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

The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Man is unjust, but God is just; and finally justice triumphs.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Fame comes only when deserved, and then is as inevitable as destiny, for it is destiny.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Would you learn the secret of the sea? Only those who brave its dangers, comprehend its mystery!
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Enjoy the Spring of Love and Youth, to some good angel leave the rest; For Time will teach thee soon the truth, there are no birds in last year’s nest!
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

How beautiful is youth! How bright it gleams with its illusions, aspirations, dreams! Book of Beginnings, Story without End, Each maid a heroine, and each man a friend!
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The grave is but a covered bridge Leading from light to light, through a brief darkness!
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The strength of criticism lies in the weakness of the thing criticized.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

To say the least, a town life makes one more tolerant and liberal in one’s judgement of others.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Into each life some rain must fall.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

There is no grief like the grief that does not speak.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

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

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