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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes

Enjoy our collection of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow quotes. A great famous American Poet, Henry Longfellow has motivated and encouraged many. He lived during the period of 1807 - 1882. We hope you find his words inspirational.

All things come round to him who will but wait.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight but, while their companions slept, they were toiling upward in the night.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Man is always more than he can know of himself; consequently, his accomplishments, time and again, will come as a surprise to him.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never satisfied.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

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

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

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

Simplicity in character, in manners, in style; in all things the supreme excellence is simplicity.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A torn jacket is soon mended; but hard words bruise the heart of a child.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

He that respects himself is safe from others. He wears a coat of mail that none can pierce.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Each morning sees some task begun, each evening sees it close;
Something attempted, something done, has earned a night's repose.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A thought often makes us hotter than a fire.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Build today, then strong and sure,
With a firm and ample base;
And ascending and secure.
Shall tomorrow find its place.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Give what you have to somebody, it may be better than you think.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Of peace on earth, good-will to men!
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Learn to labour and to wait.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Sometimes we may learn more from a man's errors, than from his virtues.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Love gives itself; it is not bought.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, considered to be one of the Best Love Sayings

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

Age is opportunity no less
Than youth itself, though in another dress,
And as the evening twilight fades away
The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Into each life some rain must fall.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well, and doing well whatever you do without thought of fame. If it comes at all it will come because it is deserved, not because it is sought after.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow



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