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We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Ability and Achievement Quotes
Each morning sees some task begun Each evening sees it close. Something attempted, something done, Has earned a night's repose.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Ability and Achievement Quotes
All things must change to something new, to something strange.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Change and Transience Quotes
To say the least, a town life makes one more tolerant and liberal in one's judgement of others.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | The City and the Country Quotes
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 | Enemies Quotes
If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it: Every arrow that flies feels the attraction of earth.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Goals and Ambition Quotes
The heights by 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 | Greatness Quotes
In this world, a man must either be anvil or hammer.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Homo Sapiens Quotes
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 | Meetings and Partings Quotes
Let the dead Past bury its dead!
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Regrets Quotes
Our faith triumphant o'er our fears.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Faith and Fear Quotes
Into each life some rain must fall, some days must be dark and dreary.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Acceptance Quotes
Give what you have. To someone else it may be better than you dare to think.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Helping Other People Quotes
Ah, how good it feels! The hand of an old friend.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Friendship Quotes
Not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Self-Acceptance Quotes
Time ... is the life of the soul.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | One Day Quotes
Nor deem the irrevocable Past As wholly wasted, wholly vain, If, rising on its wrecks, at last To something nobler we attain.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | The Past Quotes
Act-act in the living Present!
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | The Present Quotes
The present is the blocks with which we build.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | The Present Quotes
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 Present Quotes
Today is the blocks with which we build.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | The Present Quotes
Let us then be up and doing, with a heart for any fate.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Mornings Quotes
Each morning sees some task begin, each evening sees it close; Something attempted, something done, has earned a night's repose.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Evenings Quotes
Thou driftest gently down the tides of sleep.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Evenings Quotes
Go forth to meet the shadowy Future without fear and with a manly heart.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | The Future Quotes
Tomorrow is the mysterious, unknown guest.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | The Future Quotes
Thy fate is the common fate of all, Into each life some rain must fall, Some days must be dark and dreary.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Difficult Days Quotes
All things come round to him who will but wait.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Difficult Days Quotes
Let us then be up and doing, With a heart for any fate, Still achieving, still pursuing, Learn to labor and to wait.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Difficult Days Quotes
Hope has as many lives as a cat or a king.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Hope Quotes
Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime; and, departing, leave behind us, footprints on the sands of time.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Role Models Quotes
All things must change to something new, to something strange.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Change Quotes
If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it; every arrow that flies feels the attraction of earth.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Goals Quotes
Go forth to meet the shadowy Future without fear and with a manly heart.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Anxiety about the Future Quotes
The bravest are the tenderest. The loving are the daring.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Courage Quotes
Go forth to meet the shadowy Future without fear and with a manly heart.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Courage Quotes
Act-act in the living present!
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Getting Going Quotes
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Getting Going Quotes
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 | Success Quotes
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 | Success Quotes
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 | Work Quotes
Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Time Quotes
Think not because no man sees, such things will remain unseen.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Time Quotes
Let us then be up and doing, With a heart for any fate, Still achieving, still pursuing, Learn to labor and to wait.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Time Quotes
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 | No pressure, no diamonds. Quotes
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 | No pressure, no diamonds. Quotes
Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | No pressure, no diamonds. Quotes
The lowest ebb is the turn of the tide.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | No pressure, no diamonds. Quotes
How sublime a thing it is to suffer and be strong.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Adversity Quotes
Noble souls, through dust and heat, rise from disaster and defeat the stronger.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Events Quotes
Music is the universal language of mankind.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Applause Quotes
Love keeps the cold out better than a cloak.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Lighten up Quotes
The soul ... is audible, not visible.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Spirituality Quotes
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Ability Quotes
Trust no future, howe'er pleasant! Let the dead past bury its dead! Act, - act in the living Present! Heart within and God o'erhead.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Action Quotes
Let us then be up and doing, With a heart for any fate; Still achieving, still pursuing, Learn to labor and to wait.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Action Quotes
Be still, sad heart, and cease repining, Behind the clouds the sun is shining; Thy fate is the common fate of all; Into each life some rain must fall, - Some days must be dark and dreary.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Affliction Quotes
Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Ambition Quotes
Thou, too, sail on, O Shipof State! Sail on, O Union, strong and great! Humanity with all its fears, With all the hopes of future years, Is hanging breathless on thy fate!
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | America Quotes
Ah, to build, to build! That is the noblest of all the arts.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Architecture Quotes
Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime, And, departing, leave behind us Footprints on the sands of time.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Biography Quotes
To persevere in one's duty and to be silent is the best answer to calumny.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Calumny Quotes
The night shall be filled with music And the cares that infest the day Shall fold their tents like the Arabs, And as silently steal away.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Care Quotes
All things must change To something new, to something strange.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Change Quotes
Not in the clamor of the crowded street, Not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, But in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Character Quotes
In this world a man must either be anvil or hammer.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Character Quotes
There was a little girl, And she had a little curl, Right in the middle of her forehead; When she was good she was very, very good, When she was bad she was horrid.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Childhood Quotes
I heard the bells on Christmas Day Their old, familiar carols play, And wild and sweet The words repeat Of peace on earth, good-will to men!
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Christmas Quotes
Every dew-drop and raindrop had a whole heaven within it.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Daw Quotes
None but yourself who are your greatest foe.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Enemy Quotes
Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime, And, departing, leave behind us Footprints on the sands of time.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Example Quotes
Trust no Future, howe'er pleasant! Let the dead Past bury its dead!
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Future Quotes
Go forth to meet the shadowy Future without fear and with a manly heart.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Future Quotes
No one is so accursed by fate, No one so utterly desolate, But some heart, though unknown, Responds unto his own.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Heart Quotes
When Christ ascended Triumphantly from star to star He left the gates of Heaven ajar.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Heaven Quotes
Every human heart is human.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Humanity Quotes
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Judgment Quotes
Tell me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an empty dream!
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Life Quotes
Being all fashioned of the self-same dust. Let us be merciful as well as just.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Mercy Quotes
Music is the universal language of mankind.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Music Quotes
And the night shall be filled with music And the cares, that infest the day, Shall fold their tents, like the Arabs, And as silently steal away.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Night Quotes
The nearer the dawn the darker the night.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Night Quotes
Be noble in every thought And in every deed!
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Nobility Quotes
All things come round to him who will but wait.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Patience Quotes
All that is best in the great poets of all countries is not what is national in them, but what is universal.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Poet Quotes
Be still, sad heart, and cease repining; Behind the clouds is the sun still shining; Thy fate is the common fate of all, Into each life some rain must fall, Some days must be dark and dreary.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Rain Quotes
Day of the Lord, as all our days should be!
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Sabbath Quotes
Ships that pass in the night.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Ships Quotes
God sent his Singers upon earth With songs of sadness and of mirth, That they might touch the hearts of men, And bring them back to heaven again.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Song Quotes
Came the Spring with all its splendor All its birds and all its blossoms, All its flowers, and leaves, and grasses.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Spring Quotes
Silently, one by one, in the infinite meadows of heaven, Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Star Quotes
As turning the logs will make a dull fire burn, so change of studies a dull brain.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Study Quotes
This is the forest primeval.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Tree Quotes
The world loves a spice of wickedness.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Wickedness Quotes
Oh, the long and dreary Winter! Oh, the cold and cruel Winter!
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Winter Quotes
If I am not worth the wooing, I surely am not worth the winning.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Wooing Quotes
Why don't you speak for yourself, John?
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Wooing Quotes
Speaking words of endearment where words of comfort availed not.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Word Quotes
Youth comes but once in a lifetime.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Youth Quotes
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 | Youth Quotes
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 | Sad Quotes
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 | Sad Quotes
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 | Sad Quotes
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 | Sad Quotes
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 | Sad Quotes
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 | Sad Quotes
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 | Sad Quotes
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 | Sad Quotes


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