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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes

(1819-1892), American Poet

The course of my long life hath reached at last in fragile bark over a tempestuous sea the common harbor, where must rendered be account for all the actions of the past.

Category: Death And Dying

I stay a little longer, as one stays, to cover up the embers that still burn.

Category: Death And Dying

Into each life some rain must fall, some days be dark and dreary.

Category: Difficulties

The lowest ebb is the turn of the tide.

Category: Difficulties

Thy fate is the common fate of all; Into each life some rain must fall.

Category: Difficulties

Trouble is the next best thing to enjoyment. There is no fate in the world so horrible as to have no share in either its joys or sorrows.

Category: Difficulties

One half the world must sweat and groan that the other half may dream.

Category: Dreams

Know how sublime a thing it is to suffer and be strong.

Category: Endurance

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

Category: Failure

Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.

Category: Failure

Fame comes only when deserved, and then is as inevitable as destiny, for it is destiny.

Category: Fame

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

Category: Fame

Sail on ship of state, sail on, I union, strong and great! Humanity with all its fears, with all its hopes of future years, is hanging on thy fate!

Category: Fate

The greatest firmness is the greatest mercy.

Category: Firmness

If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we would find in each person's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.

Category: Forgiveness