Quotes of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“ Talk not of wasted affection; affection never was wasted. ”

- 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

“ The counterfeit and counterpart of Nature is reproduced in art. ”

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“ Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions. ”

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

- 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. ”

- 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

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

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“ If I am not worth the wooing, I am surely not worth the winning. ”

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“ The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night. ”

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“ Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence. ”

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“ Sorrow and silence are strong, and patient endurance is godlike. ”

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“ The heights by great men reached and kept, were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night. ”

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“ Ah, nothing is too late, till the tired heart shall cease to palpitate. ”

- 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

“ 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

“ Don’t cross the bridge until you come to it. ”

- 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 first pressure of sorrow crushes out from our hearts the best wine; afterwards the constant weight of it brings forth bitterness, – the taste and stain from the lees of the vat. ”

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“ Music is the universal language of mankind. ”

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“ Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending. ”

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“ ‘Tis always morning somewhere, and above the awakening continents, from shore to shore, somewhere the birds are singing evermore. ”

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“ Art is the child of nature in whom we trace the features of the mothers face. ”

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“ Every dewdrop and raindrop had a whole heaven within it. ”

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“ The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain. ”

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“ Joy and temperance and repose, slam the door on the doctor’s nose. ”

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“ He that respects himself is safe from others; he wears a coat of mail that none can pierce. ”

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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