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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: 9





If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it; Every arrow that flies feels the attraction of earth.
In the Harbor

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.


Talk not of wasted affection, affection never was wasted;
If it enrich not the heart of another, its waters, returning
Back to their springs, like the rain, shall fill them full of refreshment;
That which the fountain sends forth returns again to the fountain.


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.


The holiest of all holidays are those
Kept by ourselves in silence and apart;
The secret anniversaries of the heart,
When the full river of feeling overflows.


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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