Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotations

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Every man has his secret sorrows, which the world knows not; and oftentimes we call a man cold when he is only sad.

For after all, the best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain.

Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending.

If spring came but once a century instead of once a year, or burst forth with the sound of an earthquake and not in silence, what wonder and expectation there would be in all hearts to behold the miraculous change.

Intelligence and courtesy not always are combined;
Often in a wooden house a golden room we find.

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

It takes less time to do a thing right than it does to explain why you did it wrong.

Love gives itself; it is not bought.

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

Nature is a revelation of God; Art a revelation of man.

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

Some men must follow, and some command, though all are made of clay.

Talk not of wasted affection; affection never was wasted.

The heights which great men reached and kept,
Were not attained by sudden flight,
They, whilst their companions slept,
Were toiling upwards in the night.

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.