Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow




Born: February 27, 1807
Birthplace: Portland, Maine, U.S.A.
Died: March 24, 1882

Occupation: Author and Poet
Profile: One of the Fireside Poets. Best known for Evangeling.

Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Wadsworth_Longfellow
Number of Quotes: 6






It is difficult to know at what moment love begins; it is less difficult to know that it has begun.

Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time.


Most people would succeed in small things, if they were not troubled by great ambitions.

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.


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.


When you ask one friend to dine,
Give him your best wine!
When you ask two,
The second best will do!

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