Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes


Love is sunshine, hate is shadow, life is checkered shade and sunshine.
Men of genius are often dull and inert in society, as a blazing meteor when it descends to earth, is only a stone.
It takes less time to do a thing right than explain why you did it wrong.
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.
Sorrow and silence are strong, and patient endurance is godlike.
Most people would succeed in small things, if they were not troubled with great ambitions.
The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you do well, and doing well whatever you do, without a thought of fame.
Life is real! Life is earnest! And the grave is not its goal; Dust thou art, to dust returnest, Was not spoken of the soul.
The lowest ebb is the turn of the tide.
Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
You would attain to the divine perfection, and yet not turn your back upon the world.
Thy fate is the common fate of all;
Into each life some rain must fall.

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