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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was originally offered a professorship in modern languages but on a trip to study abroad before he accepted his duties, he fell in love with the Old World. There he discovered Novalis, a romantic German poet whose poetry struck a chord with Longfellow, who was still grieving over the unexpected loss of his wife. Longfellow's poems are well known, from "The V…

Date of Birth: February 27, 1807
Date of Death: March 24, 1882


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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Life is real! Life is earnest! And death is not its goal. Dust thou art, to dust returneth, was not spoken of the soul." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Life    Quote of the Day   

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
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Motivational    Perseverance    Quote of the Day   

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"When one is truly in love, one not only says it, but shows it." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Love    Quote of the Day   

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"Ah, how good it feels! The hand of an old friend." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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"Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"It takes less time to do a thing right than it does to explain why you did it wrong." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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"Like a French poem is life; being only perfect in structure when with the masculine rhymes mingled the feminine are." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Life   

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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"We have not wings we cannot soar; but, we have feet to scale and climb, by slow degrees, by more and more, the cloudy summits of our time." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Progress   

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"The nearer the dawn the darker the night." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Adversity   

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"But the father answered never a word. / A frozen corpse was he." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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"The lowest ebb is the turn of the tide." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Difficulty   

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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"All are architects of fate, working in these walls of time." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Fate   

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"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
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Nostalgia   

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"As I gaze upon the sea! All the old romantic legends, all my dreams, come back to me." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Dreams   

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"Ah, to build, to build! That is the noblest art of all the arts. Painting and sculpture are but images, are merely shadows cast by outward things on stone or canvas, having in themselves no separate existence. Architecture, existing in itself, and not in seeming a something it is not, surpasses them as substance shadow." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Architecture    Art   

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"I stay a little longer, as one stays, to cover up the embers that still burn." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Death   

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
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"The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well, and doing well whatever you do without thought of fame. If it comes at all it will come because it is deserved, not because it is sought after." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"It was the schooner Hesperus, / That sailed the wintry sea; / And the skipper had taken his little daughter, / To bear him company." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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