Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (February 27, 1807 – March 24, 1882) was an American poet and educator whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", The Song of Hiawatha, and Evangeline. He was also the first American to translate Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy, and was one of the five Fireside Poets.

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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.

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

The nearer the dawn the darker the night.

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.

Love keeps the cold out better than a cloak.

However things may seem no evil thing is success and no good thing is failure.

Critics are sentinels in the grand army of letters stationed at the corners of newspapers and reviews to challenge every new author.

A thought often makes us hotter than a fire.

All things come round to him who will but wait.

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

The rapture of pursuing is the prize the vanquished gain.

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

The greatest firmness is the greatest mercy.

Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime and departing leave behind us footprints on the sands of time.

The mind of the scholar if he would leave it large and liberal should come in contact with other minds.

The love of learning the sequestered nooks And all the sweet serenity of books.

Something attempted something done Has earned a nights repose.

Simplicity in character in manners in style, in all things the supreme excellence is simplicity.

When she had passed it seemed like the ceasing of exquisite music.

Heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight but while their companions slept they were toiling upward in the night.

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